Species list from Harrison Hills Park on 05/09/2015
Species list entered by Dick Dougall.
List of species found on the walk at Harrison Hills Park:
(Hard Agrocybe), Agrocybe dura
(Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf), Laetiporus sulphureus
(Yellow Morel), Morchella esculenta
(Half-free Morel), Morchella semilibera
(Cracked-Capped Polypores), Phellinus rimosus
(Crowded Parchment), Stereum complicatum
(Violet Toothed-Polypore) Trichaptum biforme
The Chicken Mushrooms and Violet Toothed-Polypores were old specimens from last year’s growth. The Phellinus rimosus (Cracked-Capped Polypores) were nice specimens fruiting on trees near the over-look parking lot that have been growing there for many years. The Agrocybe dura (Hard Agrocybe) were nice fresh specimens fruiting in the wood-chip mulch next to the Nature Center.
About 2 dozen morels were found, primarily the yellow morels. See the picture of the happy walk participants. There was a common “critter” throughout the park, the millipede (see photo).