A surprisingly large group made an appearance on this dreary rainy Sunday at Hillman.
Over 40 species were identified by club identifiers and mycologists. Most notably was quite possibly the largest Postia caesia ever seen by man, a handful of Pisolithus arhizus which is fairly uncommon in our region, a couple nifty Rhizopogon rubescens masquerading as puffballs, and a Pseudoboletus parasiticus parasitizing Scleroderma citrina while itself being parasitized by Hypomyces chrysospermus.
Thank you to everyone who came out and especially the club members helping me tremendously at the ID tables.

Species list entered by Jared White. Species identified by Jared White, Barbora Batokova, Cara Coulter, Richard Jacob, John Plischke, Kim Plischke, Jim Tunney, Julie Travaglini and others.

List of species found on the walk at Hillman State Park:
Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita lavendula (),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Clavulina coralloides (),
Collybia maculata (Spotted Collybia),
Cortinarius violaceus (),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Geastrum triplex (Collared Earthstar),
Gymnopilus luteus (),
Helminthosphaeria clavariarum (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill or Amethyst Deceiver),
Laccaria bicolor (),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Lactarius chrysorrheus (),
Leccinum vulpinum (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Mycena crocea (Walnut Mycena),
Mycena rutilantiformis (),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Pisolithus arenarius (),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Postia caesia (),
Psathyrella delineata (Wrinkled-cap Psathyrella),
Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Rickenella fibula (),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scleroderma polyrhizum (Many-rooted Earthball),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Tapinella atrotomentosa (Velvet-footed Pax),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichia decipiens (),
Tricholoma sejunctum (),
Tricholomopsis decora (Decorated Mop),
Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums-and-custard),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Terana caerulea
Rhizopogon rubescens
Cystoderma granulosum
Cortinarius dermocybe
Tubakia dryina

Apparently Pisolithus arhizus is a European name, and Pisolithus tinctorius is illegitimate as the name had been used elsewhere so Pisolithus arenarius is the current best name to use. See the mushroomexpert page for more details.

Pictures by Cara Coulter and Richard Jacob