Our group of ten walkers investigated the slopes on the Eastern side of Wingfield Pines. Conditions were dry as you can probably tell from the species list.
We had a lot of interested questions. E.g. What made the Irpex lacteus (Milky wolf’s-tooth) we found different from Radulodon copelandii (Asian Beauty Fungus)? I’m still struggling with my usual Springtime inarticulateness so here’s a better answer than I gave on the walk. I. lactus has pores and very short teeth, where the teeth of R. copelandii are much longer–really spines.
The featured image is an unidentified collection with a pink cap with orange to pink gills with yellow gill edges. If you have any ideas about this mushroom, please add them at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60845526. Identifed by John Plischke as Rhodotus palmatus (Wrinkled Peach).
Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.
List of species found on the walk at Walk at Wingfield Pines with Allegheny Land Trust:
(Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore), Cerioporus squamosus
(), Collybia abundans
(Carbon Balls), Daldinia concentrica
(), Diatrype stigma
(Soft Artist’s Conk), Ganoderma lobatum
(Milk-white Toothed-Polypore), Irpex lacteus
(), Ruzenia spermoides
(Bleeding Mycena), Mycena haematopus
(Japanese Umbrella Inky), Parasola plicatilis
(Black-footed Polypore), Polyporus badius
(Multicolor Gill Polypore), Trametes betulina
(Turkey-tail) Trametes versicolor
Species not currently on clubs life list: