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:

[icon style=”camera”] Amanita fulva (AKA Amanita amerifulva),
[icon style=”camera”] Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
[icon style=”camera”] Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius piperatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius pyrrhocephalus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Phellinus rimosus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ramaria stricta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula laurocerasi (Almond Scented Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula silvicola (Dry Woods Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Strobilomyces strobilaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Thelephora terrestris (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremellodendron schweinitzii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk)
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum subtomentosum (Yellow-staining Stereum)
[icon style=”camera”] Ductifera pululahuana (White Jelly Roll = Exidia alba)