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