It was a beautiful warmer than spring day and we took a walk on the Rachel Carson Trail. Although there is a stand of tulip poplars on the walk we did not find any of the elusive morels. However we did find a group of Korf’s False Morels not edible, but a good sign of things to come.

Species list entered by Dick Dougall.

List of species found on the walk at Hampton Community Park-Rachel Carson Trail:

[icon style=”camera”] Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
[icon style=”camera”] Coprinopsis atrmentarius (Alcohol inky),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyromitra korfii (Korf’s False Morel),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus),
[icon style=”camera”] Piptoporous betulinus (Birch Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus brumalis (Winter Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Tubaria furfuracea (Fringed Tubaria),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

The Chicken Mushrooms & Pear-shaped Puffball were very old specimens. The Oyster Mushroom was old and probably some other specie in the Oyster Mushroom family.