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.

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

[icon style=”camera”] Flavoparmelia caperata (Common greenshield lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] 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.