It was a cold day with snow on the ground for an aptly named winter walk but 10 hardy souls went out to see what they could find. There was a high ratio of club mycologists which helped the group find and identify a number new to the club small Ascomycota. John Plischke III wrote “Great walk and lots of very cool fungi, 3 of which have never been found by the club before but only 2 we can put names on so far.

Species list entered by Garrett Taylor. Species identified by Garrett Taylor, John Plischke III and La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Winter mushroom walk at North Park:
Dendrostilbella smaragdina (blue green pin heads on pins);
Diatrype stigma (),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hysterobrevium mori (),
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Sarea resinae (tiny cup in white pine resin)
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Xenasmatella vaga (),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Lopadostoma sp.
Garrett writes “I am working on a few more at least one to come, there were some tentatives and a couple we had to Genus only.”