There was the threat of rain but in the end it held off and we had a pleasant fall walk. The weekend was probably peak honey mushroom in the Pittsburgh region. We found honey mushrooms all the way up the hill and aborted entolomas all the way down the other side. We found quite a few species that were new to the location and a couple that are either rarely seen or rarely identified. One of these was Agrocybe firma, a species that was on the clubs life list but has not been reported in at least 8 years was identified by Garrett Taylor in the clubs monthly ID session after the main meeting has ended.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by Tom McCoy from MAW and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Townsend park:
Agrocybe firma (),
Apioperdon pyriforme (),
Amanita citrina (False Death-Cap),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Armillaria gallica (Honey Mushroom),
Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jelly Drops),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daldinia childiae (Carbon Balls),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Exidia crenata (Brown jelly roll),
Ganoderma applanatum (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Hypocrea chromosperma (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lepista nuda (Blewit),
Macrolepiota rachodes (),
Mycena crocea (Walnut Mycena),
Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
Naematoloma fasciculare (Sulfur Tuft),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Psathyrella delineata (Wrinkled-cap Psathyrella),
Radulodon copelandii (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Scleroderma cepa (),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Spinellus fusiger (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tricholomopsis decora (Decorated Mop),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russula sp. (multiple)
Scutellinia sp.
Bolete sp.
Lactarius sp.

Pictures by Richard Jacob and Susan Lee