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

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