We had 22 people show up for this distant walk. We only hunted for an hour but found remarkable diversity for the conditions. Six of our collections were of sufficient quality to make good herbarium specimens for a new fungal herbarium at the Natural History Museum at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Our host, Mark Lethaby, directed us to a mature forest habitat near the marina. A couple of edibles were found, a nice fresh fruiting of Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf) and some Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore). Fistulina hepatica is one of the few wild mushroom species that you can eat raw. The taste is a mixture of lemon and mushroom flavors and very pleasant.

Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll. Species identified by La Monte Yarroll, Garrett Taylor, John Stuart and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Presque Isle State Park:
[icon style=”camera”] Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot of Cherry),
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
[icon style=”camera”] Coprinus atramentarius (Alcohol inky),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus applanatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacrymyces chrysospermus (Orange Jelly; Witches’ Butter),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Gliophorus psittacinus (Parrot Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrophorus miniatus (Fading Scarlet Waxy-cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Inocybe fastigiata (AKA Inocybe rimosa),
[icon style=”camera”] Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Lepiota cristata (Malodorous Lepiota),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius oreades (Fairy Ring Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Melanoleuca alboflavida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xerula megalospora (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria longipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russula sp. (small red Russula)
Hypocrea sp. (fuzzy brown Hypocrea)
[icon style=”camera”] Entoloma strictius var isabellina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus subpileatus (),