We had twelve people and only spent 1 hour in the woods, but we came out with an interesting haul. Notable is a rust on jewelweed new to even Club Mycologist John Plischke III and a large rare Xerula (rooted collybia) noted for its brown gill edges and brown staining.
We all got a late start due to a series of accidents which closed down I79 in both directions, so we reduced our time in the woods.
Club Mycologist La Monte Yarroll gave a half hour introduction to mushrooms with an emphasis on collecting for the table. The books he recommended are Start Mushrooming: The Easiest Way to Start Collecting 6 Edible Mushrooms , National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, and Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England .
Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll.
List of species found on the walk at Talk and Walk with Stonefruit Community Herbalists:
(), Chlorencoelia versiformis
(Mica Cap), Coprinellus micaceus
(Jelly Crep/Soft Stumpfoot), Crepidotus mollis
(Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup), Dasyscyphus virgineus
(Artist’s Conk), Ganoderma applanatum
(Northern Brown Crust), Hymenochaete tabacina
(Wolf’s Milk Slime), Lycogala epidendrum
(Pinwheel Marasmius), Marasmius rotula
(Platterful Mushroom), Megacollybia rodmani
(Elegant Stinkhorn), Mutinus elegans
(), Mycena atkinsoniana
(Grey Paint Crust), Peniophora cinerea
(Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore), Polyporus squamosus
(), Polyporus varius
(), Psathyrella candolleana
(), Psathyrella rugocephala
(Orange Eyelash Cup), Scutellinia subhirtella
(Chocolate Tube Slime), Stemonitis splendens
(Larch Suillus), Suillus grevillei
(), Trametes elegans
(Turkey-tail), Trametes versicolor
(Violet Toothed-Polypore), Trichaptum biforme
(White Cheese Polypore), Tyromyces chioneus
(), Xerula rubrobrunnescens
(), Xylaria cornu-damae
() Xylaria longipes