The annual and slightly delayed boat trip to Sycamore Island with Allegheny Land Trust and WPMC was a great success. Sycamore Island never fails to disappoint mushrooms wise and there were a number of rarely observed species found on the island this year. The big find was Lycogala conicum a conical relative of wolfs milk slime mold (Lycogala epidendrum). This is the first observation of the species in PA that has been recorded on iNaturalist. It is also a very pretty species. Another rarely found species is Osteina obducta (Bone Polypore). Final one of note was Volvariella bombycina that was high up a tree, well spotted!
Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll. Species identified by La Monte Yarroll and Julie Travaglini.

Apioperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped Puffball ),
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Cerioporus varius (),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Collybia butyracea (Buttery Collybia),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Daldinia childiae (Carbon Balls),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hypholoma lateritium (Brick top),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmiellus candidus (),
Marasmius siccus (),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Orbilia delicatula (),
Osteina obducta (Bone Polypore),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phyllotopsis nidulans (Mock Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Ruzenia spermoides (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum lobatum (),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes pubescens (),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Volvariella bombycina ()

Flavoparmelia caperata (Common greenshield lichen),
Parmotrema hypotropum (Powdered ruffle lichen)

Species missing from list:
Lycogala conicum
Psathyrella sp.
Xylaria sp. (anamorph)
Lepitoa sp.

Photos by Marion Hall and Cecily Franklin.