Walk leader Barbara DeRiso. Some 25 intrepid mushroom hunters showed up on a cold (46 degrees F) windy, rainy morning for the last scheduled WPMC Walk of the 2016 season. From the Mansion parking lot at Hartwood Acres, we spread out a bit, most meandering along Trails 10 and 12 on the hillside above the stables, several heading elsewhere. Two hours later we returned to the picnic tables an, despite the continued blustery rain,  spread out our treasures. A number of huge Calvatia Gigantea (smooth puffball) many Clitocybe nuda (formerly known as Lepista nuda, a.k.a. Blewits), Grifola frondosa (hen of the woods, sheepshead) and Laetiporus sulphureus (chicken mushroom) were found.
La Monte Yarroll’s Species of the Day: Mycena subcaerulea (Blue Mycena).
Hope to see you on November 15th for the annual Pot Luck Wrap-Up meeting.

Species list entered by Barbara DeRiso. Identifiers Barbara DeRiso, Dick Dougall, La Monte Yarroll, John Plischke III, Richard Jacob and possibly others.

List of species found on the walk at Hartwood Acres:
Agaricus campestris (Meadow Mushroom / Field Mushroom),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Armillaria gallica (),
Auricularia auricula (Tree-ear / Wood Ear),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Clitocybe robusta (Robust Clitocybe),
Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Shaggy Parasol),
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy mane),
Cyathus stercoreus (Leathery Bird’s-nest Fungus / Grey Egg Birds nest),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
Galerina marginata (Deadily Galerina ),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Gymnopus dryophila (),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hypholoma sublateritium (Brick top),
Hypocrea gelatinosa (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena subcaerulea (Blue Mycena),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Pholiota limonella (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagon-pored polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis (),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia subhirtella (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Serpula lacrimans (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Gymnopus pilea – not found in our list or on the internet, maybe Gymnopus pilipes?
hypocrea americana – There is only one recorded find of this on MO. Can someone please confirm the name for this specimen.

Pictures by Richard Jacob