After an excellent introduction talk about Morels and how to find them by club identifier Bob Sleigh the large group drove round to the main Pine Ridge park to hunt for Morels. The group split into 4 sub groups and went in different directions along with a guide. A storm rolled through the area but the thunder, lightning and rain quickly dissipated and did not dampen the crowds enthusiasm for the morel hunt. Each group found some morels, along with an assortment of other species. We then reconvened to compare our finds and identify the other species.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Morel Mushrooms: What, Where, When. Presentation and walk at Pine Ridge Lodge:
Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Morchella angusticeps (Black Morel),
Morchella esculenta (Yellow Morel),
Morchella semilibera (Half-free Morel),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Peziza badioconfusa (),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Polyporus brumalis (),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Urnula craterium ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Pleurotus sp.