After a late night using UV lights to find florescent mushrooms the second event of the Lincoff foray started on Friday morning at Shelter 2 in Cook Forest. This was the largest group we have had for a Cook Forest walk. The size of the group and perfect conditions for mushrooms combined to create a banner year for new to the club species. Walking through the valley near the shelter and the forest in general let to mushrooms at every turn. The species count at this point is approximately 120 named species of which 17 were new to the club species life list.

Some of the fun finds were Femsjonia peziziformis a small yellow jelly that lives on dead branches. With the white hairy sides to the blobs makes it a bit easier to distinguish from similar species by eye. Under the microscope it becomes even m ore interesting with a host of unusual features. Equally interesting was Clavicorona taxophila (Yew club). A reportedly rare species that had not been identified on the east coast according to modern records on Mushroom Observer and iNaturalist. This is the specimen that some of the clubs members were crossing the river and looking along the bank for. Guest mycologist Leon Shernoff helped the club by identifying a number of new to the club Russula and Cortinarius species. There were new to the club polypores too like Mensularia radiata (Adder bracket).

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified in part Stephen Bucklin, Beth Dinger, Josh Doty, Richard Jacob, Jared White, Judy Mackenroth, Scott Pavelle, John Plischke, Kim Plischke, Garrett Taylor, Cara Coulter, La Monte Yarroll plus guests Jacob Pulk, Tom McCoy, Leon Shernoff and Walt Sturgeon and many others. A great team effort by all.

Note that the ID’s for Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Pholiota squarrosoides, Scutellinia olivascens minutospora and Scutellinia vitreola were verified by microscopy.

List of species found on the walk at Cook Forest State Park:
Amanita abrupta (),
Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita bisporigera (),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita lavendula (),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Amanita rhacopus (Shaggy Sister Ringless Amanita),
Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Apioperdon pyriforme ( Pear-shaped Puffball ),
Austroboletus gracilis (Graceful Bolete),
Baeospora myosura (),
Boletopsis grisea (),
Boletus chippewaensis (),
Boletus subvelutipes (),
Boletus variipes (),
Butyriboletus brunneus (),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Cantharellus tubaeformis (),
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
Chlorophyllum rhacodes (),
Clavulina coralloides (),
Clavulina cristata (Crested Coral Fungus),
Climacocystis borealis (),
Collybia tuberosa (Tuberous Collybia),
Cordyceps militaris (Trooping Cordyceps),
Cordyceps tenuipes (),
Cortinarius armillatus (Bracelet Cort / Red Banded Cort),
Cortinarius bolaris (),
Cortinarius evernius (),
Cortinarius flexipes (),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Craterellus tubaeformis (),
Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
Dacrymyces chrysospermus (Orange Jelly; Witches’ Butter),
Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
Entoloma quadratum (),
Fomitopsis ochracea (),
Galerina tibiicystis (Sphagnum-bog Galerina),
Gloioxanthomyces nitidus (),
Gloeoporus dichrous (Bicolored Bracket),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Harrya chromapes (Chrome-Footed Bolete),
Helminthosphaeria clavariarum (),
Helvella atra (),
Helvella crispa (White Saddle),
Hericium americanum (),
Hericium coralloides (),
Holwaya mucida (),
Hydnellum scrobiculatum (),
Hydnellum zonatum (),
Hymenoscyphus epiphyllus (),
Hypomyces aurantius (),
Hypomyces cervinigenus (Helvella Hypomyces ),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (),
Hypomyces completus (),
Imleria badia (Bay Bolete),
Inocutis rheades (),
Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill or Amethyst Deceiver),
Lactarius deterrimus (),
Lactarius chrysorrheus (),
Lactarius deceptivus (),
Lactarius griseus (),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lactarius lignyotus (),
Lactarius oculatus (),
Lactarius subpurpureus (),
Lanmaoa pseudosensibilis (),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Leotia viscosa (),
Lepista nuda (Blewit),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Multiclavula mucida (),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Mycena pura (Lilac Mycena, Pink Mycena),
Mycetinis opacus (),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phaeohelotium epiphyllum (),
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus),
Phallus ravenelii (Ravenel’s stinkhorn),
Pholiota squarrosoides (),
Plicaturopsis crispa (Crimp gill),
Porodisculus pendulus (),
Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (),
Psilocybe caerulipes (),
Ramaria stricta (),
Ramariopsis kunzei (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula aeruginea (),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula dissimulans (),
Russula flavida (),
Russula fragrantissima (),
Russula peckii (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula parvovirescens (Blue-green Cracking Russula),
Russula rubescens (),
Scleroderma cepa (),
Scleroderma citrinum (),
Scutellinia olivascens minutospora (),
Scutellinia vitreola (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum lobatum (),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
Suillus granulatus (Dotted-stalk Suillus; Granulated Slippery Jack),
Suillus spraguei (Painted Suillus),
Tapinella atrotomentosa (Velvet-footed Pax),
Thelephora terrestris (),
Tolypocladium ophioglossoides (Goldenthread cordyceps),
Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum abietinum (Conifer Polypore),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xanthoconium affine (Spotted Bolete),
Xeromphalina campanella (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita solaniolens
Clavicorona taxophila
Clavulina castaneopes
Collybiopsis confluens
Cortinarius bolaris
Cortinarius marylandensis
Echinoderma asperum
Femsjonia peziziformis
Galerina hypnorum
Lactarius subsseemiflaus
Lepiota felina
Lycoperdon pulcherrimum
Mensularia radiata
Rhodocollybia maculata
Russula ornaticeps
Russula pseudolepida
Suillus clintonianus

Other incomplete observations
Armillaria sp.
Cantharellus sp.
Cort sp.
Cortinarius Dermocybe group
Daedaleopsis sp.
Hebeloma sp.
Hortiboletus sp.
Hydnum sp.
Inocybe sp.
Lactarius sp.
Lactavius sp.
Lactiporus sp.
Parasole sp.
Physarum sp.
Pluteus sp.
Pouzarella sp.
Russula sp.
Stereum sp.
Trichia sp.
Xeromphalina sp.

Lichen
Platismatia tuckermanii
Punctelia rudecta

Pictures by Cara Coulter, Richard Jacob and Dawn Wehman