Species list from Dorothy Fornof Walk – Deer Lakes Park on 06/18/2016

Walk leader Dick Dougall. It’s a great time of year to to go mushroom hunting. The recent heavy rains are starting to make the summer mushrooms pop and we found quite a few on this walk. A couple of members found Craterellus fallax (Black trumpets) in large enough amounts to take home for a meal.  Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth Chanterelle) buttons were found under a few trees that tell us Chanterelle season is just round the corner. The wet weather meant we found some slime mods and jellies as well as a variety of Amanita’s. There were a couple of mature boletes found and Scott Pavelle took some time to identify it. The identifies first thought that it was from the Boletus subvelutipes (Red mouth bolete) group. However an online discussion and close examination of the specimen let to a final identification of Suillellus luridus. You can see the online discussion at Mushroom Observer.

Species list entered by Dick Dougall. Species identified by Dick Dougall, Jack Baker, Richard Jacob, Scott Pavelle and La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Dorothy Fornoff Walk – Deer Lakes Park:
Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita fulva (Tawny Grisette),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth Chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Craterellus fallax (Black trumpet),
Diatrype stigma (),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hymenopellis megalospora (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Inocybe rimosa (Straw-colored Fiber-head),
Inocybe tahquamenonensis (),
Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius opacus (),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Otidea onotica (),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus mori (),
Psathyrella velutina (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula vinacea (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Suillellus luridus (),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf)

Species not currently on clubs life list or not identified:
Russula species various red caped
Clitocybe species
Gray cup mushroom on wood.


2 Comments on “Species list from Dorothy Fornof Walk – Deer Lakes Park on 06/18/2016

  1. I was recently at Deer Lakes Park. I noticed which I thought that someone had dropped something in the grass. As I looked at it it was shiny black with white spots. I moved it with my foot and noticed it was a mushroom. I have never seen anything like that before. Is it a deadly mushroom?

    • Tom: Mushrooms need more description details. Even with a photo, it is not always easy to identify mushrooms with certainty. You should have been around on the Club’s mushroom walk in Deer Lakes Park on June 18th. We found lots of different mushrooms, and we could have showed you how to identify many of the common ones. Look up our future walks on the Club’s website, and try to come to one.

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