Walk leader Jack and Valerie Baker. About 60 people turned up for the walk, a lot of them new to mushrooms. It was a hot, dry day but shady and cooler in the woods. Sixty-four identifiable species were found. Only two people found a good quantity of Chanterelles as they went off on their own to explore the Devils Elbow trail–the mushrooms were hidden under fallen leaves there. Chanterelles were sparsely scattered around the Park. More Boletes were found than anything else.

Species list entered by Jack and Valerie Baker. Identifiers were LaMonte Yarrow, Dick Dougall, Brian Sanders, John Plischke III, and Jack Baker.

List of species found on the walk at North Park Walk:

Agaricus silvaticus (Wood Agaricus),
Albatrellus ovinus (Sheep Polypore),
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita porphyri (),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Amanita volvata (Volvate Amanita),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus discolor (),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Boletus subgraveolens (),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Berkeley’s Polypore),
Cantharellus confluens (),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Clitopilus prunulus (Sweetbread Mushroom),
Cryptoporus volvatus (Veiled Polypore),
Diatrype stigma (),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frost’s Bolete; Candy Apple Bolete),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Inonotus dryadeus (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Ischnoderma resinosum (),
Lactarius piperatus (),
Laetiporus cincinnatus (Chicken of the woods),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius siccus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Peniophora gigantea (),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Russula albonigra (),
Russula atropurpurea (),
Russula brevipes (),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
Russula cyanoxantha (),
Russula fragilis (Fragile Russula),
Russula laurocerasi (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula variata (Variegated Russula),
Russula virescens (Green Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces confusus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichoglossum hirsutum (Velvety Earth-tongue),
Tylopilus alboater (Black Velvet Bolete),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerocomus subtomentosus (Yellow-Cracked Bolete),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
One additional species listed as Xeroconium ferruginosus but this may be misnamed.

Photos by Adam Haritan