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:
[icon style=”camera”] Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Collybia abundans (),
[icon style=”camera”] Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Ruzenia spermoides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Stemonitis sp.
Assorted sordariomycetes

Flavoparmelia caperata