After the mushroom course in the morning attendees took a walk in the woods to see what they could find. It had been very dry in the run up to the class and hot and dry on the day so there was not a huge amount of variety. Despite the dry weather we did find quite a lot of honey mushroom and aborted entoloma’s. I have chosen Armillaria gallica, to represent the honey mushroom species because the two Armillaria species we have analysed were both found to be Armillaria gallica by DNA sequencing. Also the specimens we found had a bulbous base which is consistent with Armillaria gallica.
We saw a couple of other visitors to the park find some hen of the woods mushrooms but no one on our walk found any.
Species list entered by Fluff Berger.
List of species found on the walk at Classes and Walk at Harrison Hills:
(Honey Mushroom), Armillaria gallica
(Flat Crep), Crepidotus applanatus
(Thin-maze Flat Polypore), Daedaleopsis confragosa
(Aborted Entoloma), Entoloma abortivum
(Tinder Polypore), Fomes fomentarius
(Artist’s Conk), Ganoderma applanatum
(Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head), Grifola frondosa
(Brick top), Hypholoma lateritium
(Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf), Laetiporus sulphureus
(), Leucopholiota decorosa
(Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap), Mycena inclinata
(Cinnabar Red Polypore), Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
(Pigskin Poison Puffball), Scleroderma citrinum
(White Cheese Polypore), Tyromyces chioneus
() Xylaria longipes
Species not fully identified: