A hearty band of about 15 energetic mushroomers led the by Dick Dougall attacked the steep hill in Salamander Park.  Included in the band were Pam Panchak, a photographer, and Zack Hudak, an intern for he Post Gazette.  They were rewarded for their effort by the large number of mushrooms found in level area near the top hill.  Over fifty of the mushrooms found were identified.  Included in the finds were many boletes, chanterelles, and black trumpets, all good edibles.  The list below shows what a large variety of mushrooms can be found in many of our small community parks.

For those of you who came to the WPMC walk at Salamander Park on Saturday, July 11, here’s a link to the Post-Gazette article. The on-line article includes 16 additional photos that don’t appear in the print edition.

Species list entered by Dick Dougall. Identifiers Dick Dougall, LaMonte Yarroll, John Plishke III and Scott Pavelle.

List of species found on the walk at Salamander Park:

[icon style=”camera”] Amanita vaginata ( Grisette),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita rubescens ( Blusher),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus campestris ( Field Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus parasiticus ( Parasitic Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus vermiculosoides ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus cibarius ( Common Chanterelle; Golden Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus cinnabarinus ( Cinnabar-red Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus lateritius ( Smooth chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus minor ( Small Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa ( Coral Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavicorona pyxidata ( Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Craterellus fallax ( Black Trumpet),
[icon style=”camera”] Entoloma sinuatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomitopsis spraguei ( Green Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus subnudus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyroporus castaneus ( Chestnut Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces chrysospermus ( Bolete Mold),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces melanocarpus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Inocybe tahquamenonensis ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Inonotus dryadeus ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria amethystina ( Amethyst Tallow-gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius gerardii ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius hygrophoroides ( Hygrophorus Milky),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius quietus ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Lepiota crystata ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycogala epidendrum ( Wolf’s Milk Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon pyriforme ( Pear-shaped Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Macrolepiota procera ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmiellus nigripes ( Black-footed Marasmus),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius capillaris ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius rotula ( Pinwheel Marasmius),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius sullivantii ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leaiana ( Orange Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycogone Rosea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phlebia incarnata ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus pulmonarius ( Summer Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus elegans ( Elegant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula redolens ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula silvicola ( Dry Woods Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune ( Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum ( Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum ( Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea ( False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Strobilomyces floccopus ( Old Man-of-the-woods),
[icon style=”camera”] Thelephora palmata ( ),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor ( Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremellodendron pallidum ( Jellied False Coral),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme ( Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous ( Violet Brown Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus rubrobrunneus ( Reddish-Brown Bitter Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Xanthoconium affine ( )
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria longipes ( )

Pictures by Adam Haritan and Richard Jacob.