This is the first “secret walk” that we held in order to comply with a limit of 25 people in the group and maintaining social distancing etc. It was also the first walk of the year! A June walk at Deer Lakes park is named in memory of Dorothy Fornof, one of the clubs founders, a keen naturalist and accomplished mycologist. Normally by the end of June the mushrooms are popping and we find a wide range of species. Amanitas, Boletes and Russulas all make an appearance. We typically find the first of the seasons black trumpets and chanterelles too. We did find a few of everything, except black trumpets, but only one or two specimens of one or two species of each genus so the resulting list is shorter than normal. The top part of the walk was dry and unproductive apart from last years remains of true and false turkey tail etc. Down by the lake and along the creek was damper and we found more variety there including a number of slime molds.

Species list identified and entered by Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Secret walk at Deer Lakes – Dorothy Fornof foray:
Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Cantharellus flavolateritius (),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Conocybe lactea (White Dunce Cap),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crepidotus mollis (Jelly Crep/Soft Stumpfoot),
Diatrype stigma (Common Tarcrust Fungus),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Hemitrichia calyculata (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmanii (Platterful Mushroom),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Orbilia xanthostigma (),
Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula vinacea (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Honey mushroom rhizomorph
Scutellinia sp. – will be ID’ed by microscope.
Old Laetiporus sulphureus
Russula sp.
Dried up Hydnellum sp.