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