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.

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