22 enthusiastic people braved the somewhat confusing trails at Dead Man’s Hollow on Saturday morning. After some shortcuts and loops we all made it out safely with many mushrooms to identify. 30 species were ID’d by Jared White, best find of the day was a single Isaria tenuipes, good eyes on that one! We also found Xylaria polymorpha, the “Dead Man’s Fingers” of Dead Man’s hollow.

Species list entered by Jared White.

List of species found on the walk at Dead Man’s Hollow with ALT:
Abortiporus biennis (),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Isaria tenuipes (),
Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill or Amethyst Deceiver),
Lactarius quietus var incanus (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (Bear Lentinus),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Sarcomyxa serotina (),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Russula cyanoxantha (),
Russula foetens (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula parvovirescens (Blue-green Cracking Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Pictures by Erin Nihiser and Catherine Zagare