This was a new location for the club and it was great to see a healthy turnout of both club members and the general public. And it was the first walk that club identifier Beth Dinger has led and Beth did a great job. Despite the recent rain larger mushrooms were still harder to find. However, there were Amanitas, Boletes, Chanterelles and Russulas among other mycorrhizal species. Also plenty of slime mold species in the creeks running down to the lake and a wide variety of other species small and large including a healthy fruiting of Tapinella atrotomentosa (Velvet-footed Pax). We walked through some interesting flat areas with large oaks that have a lot of potential for abundant fruiting’s of Amanitas and Boletes. Beth mentioned she had seen some pictures with lots of mushrooms. Alas it was just a bit too dry that weekend. Hopefully next time will be better. Thank you to Beth Dinger and the US Army Corps of Engineers for organizing the walk and supplying iced water on a hot day.

Species list entered by Beth Dinger. Species identified by Beth Dinger, Richard Jacob and others.

[icon style=”camera”] Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
[icon style=”camera”] Apioperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped Puffball ),
[icon style=”camera”] Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Candolleomyces candolleanus (Pale Brittlestem),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus flavolateritius (American smooth Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus tenuithrix (American Common Chanterelle; American Golden Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus crocophyllus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (Common Tarcrust Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Fuligo septica (),
[icon style=”camera”] Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Helicogloea compressa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypholoma fasciculare (),
[icon style=”camera”] Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmanii (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Mutinus elegans (Elegant Stinkhorn),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Niveoporofomes spraguei (),
[icon style=”camera”] Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mowers Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Phylloscypha phyllogena (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus petasatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Radulomyces copelandii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula variata (Variegated Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia setosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Syzygospora mycetophila (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tapinella atrotomentosa (Velvet-footed Pax),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket)
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species missing from list:
Scutellinia sp. – undergoing microscopic analysis
Galerina on moss
Very small Bicolor bolete exact species unknown due to size
brown cup mushroom