Walk leader Adam Haritan led the group for a stroll in the beautiful Todd Nature Reserve. After all the rain last week the park was very wet and the creek was flowing high and fast. A lot of fresh jelly fungus was found and there was a perfusion of Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus orbitter oyster) on the decaying log but very few  other gilled species. We also found identifiable remains of last years fruiting bodies for quite a few species. A new find for the club was Dacrymyces capitatus a jelly fungus. The small orange pillows were dotted over a number of fallen branches ad attached by a small stem. We confirmed the ID with microscopic analysis of the spores and basidia.

Species list entered by Adam Haritan.

List of species found on the walk at Todd Nature Reserve:
Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot of Cherry),
Auricularia auricula (Wood ear),
Camarops petersii (Dog Nose fungus),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Dacrymyces capitatus (),
Dacrymyces chrysospermus (),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hymenochaete tabacina (Northern Brown Crust),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Perenniporia subacida (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Plicaturopsis crispa (),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Spongipellis pachyodon (),
Steccherinum ochraceum (Ochre spreading tooth),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Last years fruiting bodies:
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom – rhizomorph),
Laetiporus cincinnatus (),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),

Unidentified species:
2 x Mycena sp.

Apparently the wood ear species Auricularia auricula is only found in Europe and the American species is Auricularia americana. We haven’t changed the name yet but it something we will review.
Hormomyces aurantiacus, the anamorph stage of Tremella mesenterica was also found.