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:

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