About 20 people attended a beautiful late-morning Sunday hike in Frick Park with Stephen Bucklin and Jim Tunney. We searched the Oak/Beech/Maple/Hickory forest covering the hills to the east of the Frick Environmental Center and discovered numerous saprophytic and ectomycorrhizal species of fungi, as well as a few slime molds. One notable find was Thuemenella cubispora, a rare ascomycete fungus, growing on a downed hardwood tree. There were also many Xanthoconium purpureum mushrooms, and several specimens of the contorted form were collected.

Species list entered by Stephen Bucklin.

List of species found on the walk at Hike with a Naturalist: Fantastic Fungi:
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Ductifera pululahuana (White jelly fungus),
Gymnopus dichrous (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Radulodon copelandii (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Thuemenella cubispora (),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Tyromyces fragilis (),
Xanthoconium purpureum (),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
2 Amanita spp (unidentified, one sect Vaginatae, one section Amidella)
2 Russula spp (unidentified)
2 Lactarius spp (unidentified)
1 Inocybe sp (unidentified)
1 Pluteus sp (unidentified)