In the heels of an hour of summer downpour, 17 people attended the walk at Linbrook Woodlands/Park. While most started at the Park side, 3 others followed their GPS to the Woodlands side. Most fungi were a bit tattered or old, as growing conditions have been mostly dry. Despite cloudy conditions making it extra dim beneath the trees, we found many different species. The pre-hike rain even revived the Marasmius species for us.

Species list entered by Fluff Berger and Julie Travaglini. Species identified by Julie Travaglini and Fluff Berger.

[icon style=”camera”] Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita pseudovolvata (False American Amidella),
[icon style=”camera”] Camarops petersii (Dog Nose fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Crucibulum laeve (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fuligo septica (),
[icon style=”camera”] Galiella rufa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Helvella acetabulum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hemitrichia calyculata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hohenbuehelia petaloides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces luteovirens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
[icon style=”camera”] Lentinellus ursinus (Bear Lentinus),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmanii (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycetinis scorodonius (Garlic Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycetinus opacus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Myxarium nucleatum (Crystal Brain),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Poronidulus conchifer (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Radulodon copelandii (Asian beauty),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula variata (Variegated Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula xerampelina (Shellfish scented russla, Shrimp russulas, Crab Brittlegill),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Thuemenella cubispora (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes pubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichoderma gelatinosum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tricholomopsis flammula (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)
[icon style=”camera”] Xerula radicata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species missing from list:
acrid red russula
small pink russula, slippery cap, mild taste
Crepidotus sp.
Oudemansiella sp.
Daldinia sp.

Pictures by Dawn Wehman