In the morning a mushroom education class was held with lectures in the use if iNaturalist with Julie Travaglini and identification of Morels with Cara Coulter. In the second half the class learnt the basics of cultivation from Espo Wilcox from PA Mushroom Company and inoculated a grow bag with Wine Cap spawn. Each attendee also got to take home a pre-inoculated Hericium grow bag.
After the mushroom education class the club took a walk in Ohio Township community park. We found a number of seasonal species including both Sarcoscypha austriaca and Sarcoscypha dudleyi, as confirmed by club mycologist Cara Coulter using a microscope on site. Alas we didn’t find any morels.
Species identified by Ann (Fluff) Berger, Cara Coulter, Richard Jacob and Julie Travaglini.
Species list entered by Richard Jacob.
(Dog Nose fungus), Camarops petersii
(Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore), Cerioporus squamosus
(Carbon Balls), Daldinia childiae
(Common Tarcrust Fungus), Diatrype stigma
(Brown jelly roll), Exidia crenata
(Tinder Polypore), Fomes fomentarius
(Deadly galerina), Galerina marginata
(Artist’s conk), Ganoderma applanatum
( Soft Artist’s Conk), Ganoderma lobatum
(Milk-white Toothed-Polypore), Irpex lacteus
( White Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup), Lachnum virgineum
( Mustard Yellow polypore), Phellinus gilvus
( Deer mushroom), Pluteus cervinus
(Scarlet cup), Sarcoscypha austriaca
(Scarlet cup), Sarcoscypha dudleyi
( Split Gill), Schizophyllum commune
( Lumpy bracket), Trametes gibbosa
( ), Trametes pubescens
(Turkey-tail), Trametes versicolor
( Violet Toothed-Polypore), Trichaptum biforme
( Ceramic Parchment) Xylobolus frustulatus
New species top the club and unidentified species:
Phyllosticta kalmicola Mountain-laurel rust
Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae (Juniper-apple Rust)
Pictures by Richard Jacob