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.

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