After and all-day class Judith Mackenroth and La Monte Yarroll took our fourteen ALT Naturalists into the woods at Salamander Park. One of the Naturalists knows the park well and gave us a bit of its history as a quarry and later a habitat for Spring Salamanders. Rain fell beforehand to conditions were muddy, but spirits were high. We had a very lively identification session with lots of questions and heavy use of reference books.

Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Salamandar Park with the Allegheny Land Trust:
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Calocera viscosa (Yellow Tuning Fork),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Coprinus atramentarius (Alcohol inky),
Ductifera pululahuana (White jelly fungus),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Hemitrichia clavata (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Pachyella clypeata (),
Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mowers Mushroom),
Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Poronidulus conchifer (),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Pictures by La Monte Yarroll and Cecily Franklin.