Our walk today at Riverview Park. We helped to clean up some if the garbage around the area as a part of our “Earth Month” theme.

Species list entered by Jim Tunney. Species identified by Cara Coulter, John Plischke and Jim Tunney.

List of species found on the walk at Riverview Park:
Agrocybe praecox (Spring Agrocybe),
Apioperdon pyriforme ( Pear-shaped Puffball ),
Auricularia americana (Tree-ear / Wood Ear),
Biscogniauxia atropunctata (Hypoxylon canker),
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Exidia crenata (Brown jelly roll),
Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Hydnoporia olivacea (Brown-toothed Crust Fungus),
Hypomyces aurantius (),
Myxarium nucleatum (Crystal Brain),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Poronidulus conchifer (),
Punctularia strigoso-zonata (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Steccherinum ochraceum (ochre spreading tooth),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum gausapatum (Bleeding Oak Crust),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:

Sphaerotheca phytoptophila – the powdery mildew fungus associated with hackberry witches broom (John pointed this out and Cara got good pictures)
Exidia nigricans (Warlock butter) also known as Exidia glandulosa (Beech jelly roll). This species is likely to undergo a name change to an older species name some time in the future. It could be Exidia nigricans but E. nigricans looks to be misapplied to another species at the moment.
Resurpinatus sp.
Antrodia sp.
Armillaria sp. Shoe string mycellium
Mollisia sp.

Parmotrema hypotropum (Lichen)
Parmelia sulcata – (hammered) shield lichen (found growing on a branch near the picnic table)
Flavoparmelia caperata – common greenshield lichen (was growing everywhere, I don’t think anyone got a picture)
Crespoa crozalsiana – a lichen I photographed on an oak tree along the trail
Phaeophyscia rubropulcra – orange-cored shadow lichen (Cara photographed it on the stone wall)
Phaeophyscia pusilloides – pom-pom shadow lichen (I photographed this one growing on sandstone…tentative ID because it is typically found on bark according to my field guide but there are pics on iNat of it growing on stone)

Pictures by Cara Coulter