Over 15 people braved the rain to join us at Mingo this weekend. The sun came out as soon as the walk started and it turned out to be a beautiful day. We found many interesting species and even a couple (old rotting) morels! A good sized Laetiporus made an appearance and we discovered a wild honeybee hive as well!
Thanks to everyone that came out!
Species list entered by Jared White.
List of species found on the walk at Mingo Creek County Park:
(Tree-ear / Wood Ear), Auricularia angiospermarum
(), Artomyces pyxidatus
(Funnel Clitocybe), Clitocybe gibba
(), Gymnopus dryophilus
(Mica Cap), Coprinellus micaceus
(Flat Crep), Crepidotus applanatus
(Veined Cup), Disciotis venosa
(), Neofavolus alveolaris
(Artist’s Conk), Ganoderma applanatum
(Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf), Laetiporus sulphureus
(Wolf’s Milk Slime), Lycogala epidendrum
(White Morel), Morchella deliciosa
(), Mycena acicula
(Bleeding Mycena), Mycena haematopus
(Orange Mycena), Mycena leaiana
(Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore), Phellinus robiniae
(Oyster Mushroom), Pleurotus ostreatus
(Deer mushroom), Pluteus cervinus
(Elegant Polypore), Polyporus elegans
(Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore), Polyporus squamosus
(Psilocybe Ovoid), Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata
(Split Gill), Schizophyllum commune
(False Turkey-tail), Stereum ostrea
(Lumpy bracket), Trametes gibbosa
(Turkey-tail), Trametes versicolor
(Violet Toothed-Polypore) Trichaptum biforme
(), Xerula megalospora
I spoke to a women who walks dogs at Mingo and averages 10 miles a day last Thursday. She said that a group had been at Mingo on Tues and Wed and they hauled garbage bags of morels out of the park. All I found were the ones that were past prime.