We had 35 people turn out for this last joint WPMC-ALT walk of the year. This was strictly a survey with no collecting for food. We mostly found fungi growing on wood with very little directly on the ground. The weather had a slight chill, but I had to remove my jacket during identification.

The instructions on the web site were wrong, so a few people went to the wrong side of the park. Richard Jacob picked up a couple. Identifier Sarah Banach was among the misdirected who eventually found us. She helped Richard and La Monte with identification.

Richard has been doing his homework, which includes microscopy and DNA barcoding, and tells us that the small orange eyelash cup we find is actually Scutellinia subhirtella, not S. setosa that we’ve been calling it for years.

The Stemonits splendens had lost enough spores that we could tell under a hand lens that the columnella did not extend all the way to the end of the sporangium. This allowed us to get a positive ID without microscopy.

Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Dead Man’s Hollow:
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Armillaria gallica (Honey Mushroom),
Coprinus lagopides (),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Datronia mollis (),
Diatrype stigma (),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hypoxylon multiforme (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Multiclavula mucida (),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia subhirtella (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Serpula lacrimans (Dry rot),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichia favoginea (),
Xylaria cornu-damae (),
Xylaria cubensis (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Lepiota sp. (Cap 10cm edge to edge, gills white free close, no annulus, base of stalk missing, on wood)