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.