Walk leader Fluff Berger. Species Identified by La Monte Yarroll, Fluff Berger, Blaine Sanner and Richard Jacob. Species list entered by Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Sewickley Heights Park:

[icon style=”camera”] Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
[icon style=”camera”] Agrocybe molesta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavicorona pyxidata (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Coprinus micaceus (Mica Cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Ceriporia spissa (),*
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (),
[icon style=”camera”] Flammulaster erinaceella (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophila (),
[icon style=”camera”] Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Morchella diminutiva (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena semivestipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phellinus rimosus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus (Fawn (Deer) Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus alveolaris (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus brumalis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus squamosus (Pheasant Polypore, Dryad’s Saddle),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes villosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Comments: Today seemed to be the day of the Platterful Mushroom. Plenty were found along with quite a few aborted ones which many of us had not seen before.  A cheer went up from the crowd when the lone morel was put down on the identification table. There were quite a few mushrooms in the woods but not much variety in the species. Note that Megacollybia platyphylla (Platterful Mushroom) has been split into 8 or more species and we were most likely finding Megacollybia rodmani. A DNA test will confirm.

Photos by Adam Haritan and Richard Jacob.