A wonderful warm Indian summer day with clear skies and beautiful leaf colors. A medium sized crowd talk a walk at Deer Lakes park in search of mushrooms. Plenty of Disk golf players were out and once they realized we were looking for mushrooms started to give up tips offs to where they had seen some and in one case handed me a giant puffball that they had found. Over 70 species identified including a number of edibles like Honey mushrooms, Blewits, Oysters and Bear’s Head Tooth. There were even a couple of lonely chanterelles that had not realized their season had finished.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll. Species identified by Dick Dougall, Richard Jacob, Jim Tunney and La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Deer Lakes Park:
Agrocybe acericola (Maple Agrocybe),
Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jelly Drops),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Clitopilus prunulus (Sweetbread Mushroom),
Cortinarius iodes (),
Cyclocybe erebia (),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk))
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Gymnopus androsaceus (),
Hemitrichia calyculata (),
Hemitrichia serpula (),
Hericium coralloides (Bear’s Head Tooth),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Lactarius quietus (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Lepiota cristata (Malodorous Lepiota),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Macrolepiota procera (),
Maramiellus candidus (),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Mutinus elegans (Elegant Stinkhorn),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Phaeomarasmius erinaceellus (),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Pholiota aurivella (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Poria spissa (Orange Poria),
Psathyrella delineata (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula brevipes (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia subhirtella (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Serpula lacrimans (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xeromphalina kauffmanii (),
Xylaria cornu-damae ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Collybia “megastipes” is possibly a collybia species with an extra think stem.
Russula species

Pictures by Richard Jacob and Constance Sorgen.