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.
[icon style=”camera”] Camarops petersii (Dog Nose fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Daldinia childiae (Carbon Balls),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (Common Tarcrust Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia crenata (Brown jelly roll),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma lobatum ( Soft Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Lachnum virgineum ( White Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Phellinus gilvus ( Mustard Yellow polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus ( Deer mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Sarcoscypha austriaca (Scarlet cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Sarcoscypha dudleyi (Scarlet cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune ( Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes gibbosa ( Lumpy bracket),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes pubescens ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme ( Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus ( Ceramic Parchment)

New species top the club and unidentified species:
Phyllosticta kalmicola Mountain-laurel rust
Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae (Juniper-apple Rust)

Rosellinia sp.
Puccinia sp.
Trametes sp.
Hydnellum sp.
Psathyrella sp.
Stereum sp.
Chlorociboria sp.
Lycoperdon sp.
Peziza sp.

Pictures by Richard Jacob