An afternoon walk for a change and following on from the Mushroom classes held earlier in the day at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library. There was an introduction to mushrooms in the morning followed by an afternoon session covering corals, clubs and jellies. We were in luck on the walk and found some examples from all the three different classes. Find of the day was the Thuemenella cubispora, a supposedly rare mushroom, growing on a log next to the path. We also found a few bags worth of Chanterelles between us from two or possibly three different species. This is a great little suburban park with a wide variety of species.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identifiers Dick Dougall, John Plischke III, La Monte Yarroll and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Salamander Park:

Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Cantharellus cibarius (Common Chanterelle; Golden Chanterelle),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypoxylon multiforme (),
Inonotus dryadeus (),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Lepiota rubrotincta (Red-tinged lepiota),
Macrolepiota procera (),
Marasmius siccus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Merulius incarnatus (),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Oxyporus populinus (Mossy Maple Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Perenniporia robiniophila (Locust polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus longistriatus (Pleated Pluteus),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Syzygospora mycetophila (),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
Thuemenella cubispora (),
Trametes pubescens (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria longipes (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Other species Species found:
Psathyrella species
Agaricus species

Photos by Richard Jacob