As part of the Phipps BioBlitz Fluff Berger and Richard Jacob recorded their finds from the area around the conservatory. In past years we have found more species in part because we have people walking with us that means more eyes and in part because of the weather. It’s been quite dry and that seems to be slowing down some of the early summer mushrooms. The second Scutellinia specimen we found in the video was identified by microscopy as Scutellinia olivascens.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by Fluff Berger and Richard Jacob

List of species found on the walk at Phipps Bioblitz:
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
Diatrype stigma (),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Lyophyllum decastes (Fried Chicken Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia olivascens (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Stemonitis species (Chocolate Tube Slime),

See the video highlights from the walk here: