Wintergreen Gorge is a portion of Penn State Erie’s campus that is open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, and other forms of outdoor recreation. A group of about 15 people met at the parking lot off of Cooper Road and enjoyed perfect weather as we strolled beneath towering hemlock & broadleaf trees. Despite getting some rain the days leading up to this walk, dry conditions the month prior made our finds few and far between.

Species list entered by Stephen Bucklin.

Amanita flavorubescens (), ()),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (), ( Coral Slime),
Cerioporus leptocephalus (), ( Elegant Polypore),
Dacrymyces chrysospermus (), ( Orange Jelly; Witches’ Butter),
Exidia crenata (), ( Brown jelly roll),
Fomes fomentarius (), ( Tinder Polypore),
Fuligo septica (), ( Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Ganoderma applanatum (), ( Artist’s conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (), ( Oak-loving Collybia),
Hydnoporia olivacea (), ( Brown-toothed Crust Fungus),
Hypoxylon fragiforme (), ( Red Cushion Fungi),
Niveoporofomes spraguei (), ( Green Cheese Polypore),
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum (), ( Black Matchstick Fungus),
Pluteus cervinus (), ( Deer mushroom),
Pseudoinonotus dryadeus (),
Russula variata (), ( Variegated Russula),
Schizophyllum commune (), ( Split Gill),
Steccherinum ochraceum (), ( ochre spreading tooth),
Stereum complicatum (), ( Crowded Parchment),
Stereum lobatum (), ( ),
Syzygospora mycetophila (),( ),
Trichaptum biforme (), ( Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Xenasmatella vaga (), ( )

Porpidia crustulata ( Concentric boulder lichen)

Species missing from list:
Amanita sect. validae (too decayed to ID to species)
Hohenbuehelia sp
Hypoxylon sp (on oak)
Mollisia sp
Scutellinia sp
Xylaria sp

Photos by Stephen Bucklin