About 22 people turned out for a lovely day to walk down into the valley at McConnell’s Mill. We were accompanied by Ranger Natalie Simon. A small group crossed the river at the mill and came back with a highly diverse collection of species. The bulk of the group stayed on the mill side of the river and found drier conditions and relatively low diversity.

We had two Club Mycologists and three Club Identifiers plus a few of our members who are closing in on Identifier status. This led to a large number of successful identifications. As usual John Plischke III was able to add several new identifications for the club life list. The hemlock woods are unusual for the club and contributed directly to several of the new species.

Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at McConnell’s Mill with Jack Baker:
[icon style=”camera”] Calocera cornea (Club-like tuning fork),
[icon style=”camera”] Ceratiomyxa porioides (Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold ),
[icon style=”camera”] Collybia earleae (),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus mollis (Jelly Crep/Soft Stumpfoot),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomitopsis pinicola (Red Bealted Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma tsugae (Hemlock Varnish-shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus alkalivirens (Little brown collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak loving Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypoxylon multiforme (),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena acicula (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus varius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Simocybe centunculus (Dingy Twiglet),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes elegans (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Ustulina deusta (AKA Kretzschmaria deusta),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria cornu-damae ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
[icon style=”camera”] Hypocrea pulvinata (Polypore hypocrea)
[icon style=”camera”] Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Sheathed Woodtuft)
[icon style=”camera”] Psathyrella conissans ()
[icon style=”camera”] Porodaedalea pini (Pine bracket)
Xylaria sp. (5mm equal, covered in white conidia)