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:

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