As the club works around the social distancing and pandemic restrictions we have two very different kinds of walks from this weekend. The first event was a Facebook Live stream where you could accompany club identifier Cara Barkley Coulter hunting for morels at an undisclosed location. Even if you missed the live event you can still go see it now and find out if Cara found any morels.
For the second event you can see the highlights of a walk by club identifier Richard Jacob at the beautify Braddock Trail park also looking for morels. The video includes clips of cooking up a mushroom dish and identify the Eyelash cup that was found by microscopy.
Going forward the club will try to generate some more video content for meetings and walks. Once we move to yellow restrictions we will be able to try some socially distanced walks where people meet at a location but go their separate ways and collect mushrooms sharing the pictures on iNaturalist. We will then build a species list from the iNaturalist reports. What we won’t be doing is meeting at the end of the walk to look over the mushrooms and discuss identifications.
Braddock Trail species list from 5/2/2020
Species list entered by Richard Jacob.
List of species found on the walk at Braddock Trail:
(Orange Peel Fungus), Aleuria aurantia
(Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore), Cerioporus squamosus
(Mica Cap), Coprinellus micaceus
(Yellow Morel), Morchella americana
(Tulip Morel), Morchella diminutiva
(Spring Polypore), Polyporus arcularius
(Black-footed Polypore), Polyporus badius
(False Turkey-tail), Stereum ostrea
(Eyelash cup), Scutellinia crinita
(Turkey-tail), Trametes versicolor
(Violet Toothed-Polypore) Trichaptum biforme