Some chose to celebrate “Easter Sunday” this year on a mushroom walk. One walk was held in the morning, another in the afternoon with American Sign Language interpreters. Each walk had over a dozen people in attendance. The weeks leading up to this were dry which meant we were mostly appreciating remnants of last year’s polypore & crust fungi, but several fresh fruiting bodies were found.

Species list entered by Stephen Bucklin.

Cerrena unicolor ( Mossy Maze Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa ( Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia childiae ( Carbon Balls),
Exidia crenata ( Brown jelly roll),
Fulvifomes gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Galerina marginata ( Deadly galerina),
Ganoderma applanatum ( Artist’s conk),
Geastrum triplex ( Collared Earthstar),
Gloeoporus dichrous ( Bicolored Bracket),
Gyromitra caroliniana ( ),
Irpex lacteus ( Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus ( Oyster Mushroom),
Puccinia mariae-wilsoniae ( Spring Beauty Rust),
Radulodon copelandii ( Asian beauty),
Schizophyllum commune ( Split Gill),
Stereum complicatum ( Crowded Parchment),
Stereum lobatum ( ),
Trametes aesculi ( ),
Trametes betulina ( Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Trametes gibbosa ( Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor ( Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme ( Violet Toothed-Polypore)


Species missing from list:
Puccinia orbicula

Photos by Stephen Bucklin