Walk leader Dick Dougall. On a rather dreary day a small group of mushroom hunters, a mixture of beginners and  more experienced hands, meet at Hartwood acres manor parking lot having successfully navigated the Saxonburg boulevard road closure. The wet weather is a mushroom hunters friend and we expected to find a variety of late spring and early summer mushrooms.  Over 20 species were identified including an early Russula, Russula vinacea. There were slightly too many Little Brown Mushrooms (LBM’s) that were still unidentified at the end of the walk but we hope to figure out what they are later on. Also of interest was an unidentified gray/light brown cup mushroom. Any ideas let us know!

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by Dick Dougall, Richard Jacob and Adam Haritan.

List of species found on the walk at Hartwood Acers:
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia glandulosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena inclinata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mower’s Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula vinacea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[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”] Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Dried species from last year
[icon style=”camera”] Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Grifola frondosa (),

Pictures by Richard Jacob and Adam Haritan