About 20 people joined walk leader Richard Jacob and took the woods. It was a nice change to have a dry weekend. We explored “mushroom valley” finding a variety of small species before lopping back through the oak forest and picking up Russula vinacea the first Russula species of the season. There were a couple of unknowns at the end of the walk. A dark brown cap, stem and gilled mushroom looked like it should be easy to identify. After flicking through the Lincoff Audubon guide I was pretty sure I had a match. A drop of Ammonia or KOH to the cap generated a nice green (green blue) reaction which confirmed the identification as Gymnopus alkalivirens. There was a leafy jelly mushroom too, Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf). Finally, there is one other interesting ascomycetes on a stick that has now been ID’ed as Colpoma quercinum.

Species list entered by Adam Hartian, Dick Dougall, John Stuart, Judy Mackenroth and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Spring walk at Hartwood acres:
[icon style=”camera”] Agrocybe pediades (Hemispheric Agrocybe),
[icon style=”camera”] Aleurodiscus wakefieldiae (Hophornbeam Disc),
[icon style=”camera”] Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
[icon style=”camera”] Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Colpoma quercinum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacrymyces capitatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus alkalivirens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus cincinnatus (White-Pored Chicken of the Woods ),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena inclinata (Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
[icon style=”camera”] Peziza badio-confusa (Common Brown Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula vinacea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizopora paradoxa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes hirsuta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Tubaria furfuracea (Fringed Tubaria),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)