Mycologist and Ranger Paul Trusty led our walk. John Plischke III identified Mucronella bresadolae as an especially rare species. It’s beautiful tiny white teeth right on the substrate. At first glace La Monte Yarroll thought it was a slime mold Ceratiomyxa, but closer examination revealed it to be an actual fungus.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at South Park Mushroom Mania:
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Auricularia auricula (Tree-ear / Wood Ear),
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Crepidotus mollis (Jelly Crep/Soft Stumpfoot),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Lactarius chelidonium (),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon pyriforme (AKA Morganella pyriformis),
Metatrichia vesparium (),
Mucronella bresadolae (),
Mutinus elegans (Elegant Stinkhorn),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Mycena luteopallens (Walnut Mycena),
Phanerochaete chrysorhiza (),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Polyporus radicatus (Rooting Polypore),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scleroderma michiganense (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
Suillus granulatus (Dotted-stalk Suillus; Granulated Slippery Jack),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Pictures by John Plischke III