This was the clubs second socially distanced “secret” walk . The group of around 20 people split into two groups going north and south along slippery rock creek. The group ranged from first time mushroom hunters to experienced members. We found a selection of species including amanitas, boletes, oysters, coral and russulas. There was a selection of crusts and polypores and a few slime molds to round out the table. A single stink horn brought its distinctive aroma to the identification table. A couple of eyelash cup specimens were identified post walk using microscopy. One has been seen before and the other matches a species not know to be found in the US, Scutellinia colensoi, and is unconfirmed.

Species list entered by Jerry Sapp. Identifications by Richard Jacob and Jerry Sapp.

List of species found on the walk at McConnels Mills “Secret Walk:
Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cerioporus squamosus (),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Ganoderma tsugae (Hemlock Varnish-shelf),
Gymnopus dryophilus (),
Hypomyces microspermus (Bolete Mold),
Inocybe tahquamenonensis (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Kretzschmaria deusta (),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Leccinum scabrum (Birch Scaber Stalk),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Megacollybia rodmanii (Platterful Mushroom),
Mutinus elegans (Elegant Stinkhorn),
Physarum polycephalum (Many-headed slime mold),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pluteus flavofuligineus (),
Pluteus petasatus (),
Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Ramaria stricta (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula claroflava (),
Russula fragrantissima (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula virescens (Green Russula)
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia-vitreola (Eyelash cups),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums-and-custard),
Xeromphalina campanella (Fuzzy-foot),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Second eyelash cup species might be Scutellinia colensoi but not confirmed
Entoloma sp.
Entoloma Parasiticum (suspected, found on old Ischnoderma resinosum)
Red Russula

Pictures by Jerry Sapp and Richard Jacob