Ranger Andy Lariviere led us on a gentle climb up the hills of Ryerson Station. The weather was wonderful for a walk in the woods.
About a dozen people joined us for the Southern walk, mostly folks who were relatively new to mushrooming. We were thrilled with an extensive fruiting of chanterelles–everybody got as much as they wanted to collect. Andy decided that he likes the flavor of Lactarius piperatus and will be drying his collection and powdering it as a spice.
The White Jelly Roll we found was unusual in that all collections had inclusions of plant stems. My identification may be wrong.
This was the first time I’ve been able to apply my new knowledge from NEMF 2017. I was able to identify our Artist’s Conk as G. lobatum, the softer Artist’s Conk. If you can easily dent the cap with your fingernail, you have G. lobatum and not G. applanatum. I think there’s also a difference in appearance, but I’ll have to find a lot more of them before I’m confident to describe the visual difference.
Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.
List of species found on the walk at Hike Ryerson Station with Andy Lariviere:
(AKA Amanita amerifulva), Amanita fulva
(Crown-tipped Coral Fungus), Artomyces pyxidatus
(Smooth chanterelle), Cantharellus lateritius
(Mossy Maze Polypore), Cerrena unicolor
(Thin-maze Flat Polypore), Daedaleopsis confragosa
(Brown jelly roll), Exidia recisa
(Oak-loving Collybia), Gymnopus dryophilus
(Chestnut Bolete), Gyroporus castaneus
(), Hydnochaete olivaceus
(Milk-white Toothed-Polypore), Irpex lacteus
(Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria), Laccaria laccata
(Weeping widow), Lacrymaria velutina
(), Lactarius piperatus
(Gem-studded Puffball), Lycoperdon perlatum
(), Marasmius pyrrhocephalus
(Platterful Mushroom), Megacollybia rodmani
(Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster), Panellus stipticus
(), Phellinus rimosus
(), Ramaria stricta
(Almond Scented Russula), Russula laurocerasi
(Purple-bloom Russula), Russula mariae
(Dry Woods Russula), Russula silvicola
(Reddish Eyelash Cup), Scutellinia scutellata
(False Turkey-tail), Stereum ostrea
(), Strobilomyces strobilaceus
(), Thelephora terrestris
(), Tremellodendron schweinitzii
(Bitter Bolete), Tylopilus felleus
(Rooted Collybia), Xerula furfuracea
(Dead Man’s Fingers) Xylaria polymorpha