Walk leaders Richard Jacob and Pia van de Venne. A large crowd for the second walk of the season but fairly slim pickings. There were a few spring mushrooms Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap) and Urnula craterium () to be found along with a few perennials like Artist’s Conk. Alas no morels.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identifications by John Stuart, John Plischke III and Richard Jacob

List of species found on the walk at Murrysville Community Park joint with Friends of Murrysville Parks:
[icon style=”camera”] Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichia favoginea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Urnula craterium (Devil’s Urn),

Dried up specimens from last year
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
[icon style=”camera”] Gloeoporus dichrous (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypoxylon multiforme (Birch Hypoxylon),
[icon style=”camera”] Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Lenzites betulina (Gilled polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-Pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Poronidulus conchifer (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey Tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)