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:
Exidia glandulosa (),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Laetiporus sulphureus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
Mycena inclinata (),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mower’s Mushroom),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula vinacea (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubaria furfuracea (Fringed Tubaria),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Dried species from last year
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Grifola frondosa (),

Pictures by Richard Jacob and Adam Haritan