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May 26th Weekdayers Walk

Our walk chairman, Zaac Chavez, made our schedule even more interesting by scheduling a weekday walk. Walk leader John Michelotti took us to one of his favorite sites, the Audubon Preserve in Greenwich, CT. It is a beautiful site with many stately trees older than we usually see in local forests. There was also lots of fallen wood providing habitat for wood decay fungi. It seemed like we got farther along the trail than we actually did, thanks to everyone's interest in seeing everything fungal along the way. Here is a list of fungi discovered at this venue: Agrocybe dura, Agrocybe praecox, Conocybe lactea, Stropharia rugosoannulata, Gymnopus dryophilus, Collybia alkalivirens, Coprinellus micaceus, Coprinus atramentarius, Psathyrella velutina, Psathyrella candolleana, Flammulina velutipes, Pleurotus pulmonarius, Russula atropurpurea (kromboltzii), Mycena leiana, Mycena haematopus, Marasmius rotula, Tricholomopsis rhodmani (playtphilla), Gymnopilus sapineus, Pluteus cervinus, Crepitodus crocophyllus, Crepidotus applanatus, Polyporus varius, Polyporus squamosus, Favolus alveolaris, Polyporus alveolaris, Irpex lactea, Hydnochaete olivaceusm, Stereum ostrea, Stereum commune, Schizophyllum commune, Ganoderma lucidum, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Xylaria polymorpha, Hypolxyon sp., Kretzschmeria deusta, Peziza badioconfusa and Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa. Last but not least, Zaac found an as yet unidenfied ascomycete on an old oak leaf - well we think it's an ascomycete. Maybe it is really a slime mold or insect eggs; the jury hasn't come to a consensus opinion yet. The most outstanding find was the fresh and still expanding Ganoderma lucidum found by Joe Brandt growing on a deciduous log in a vernal pool.
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa1000190-2.jpg
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa1000190-2.jpg
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa1000190.jpg
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa1000190.jpg
Collybia alkalivirens1000210.jpg
Collybia alkalivirens1000210.jpg
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Collybia alkalivirens1000211.jpg
Coprinellus micaceus1000164.jpg
Coprinellus micaceus1000164.jpg
Crepidotus crocophyllus1000229.jpg
Crepidotus crocophyllus1000229.jpg
Ganoderma lucidum1000236.jpg
Ganoderma lucidum1000236.jpg
George1000152.jpg
George1000152.jpg
Greenwich Audubon Group_0381.jpg
Greenwich Audubon Group_0381.jpg
Gymnopilus sapineus1000228.jpg
Gymnopilus sapineus1000228.jpg
Hypoxylon sp.1000200.jpg
Hypoxylon sp.1000200.jpg
Hypoxylon sp. interior1000201.jpg
Hypoxylon sp. interior1000201.jpg
John with Polyporus squamosus1000138.jpg
John with Polyporus squamosus1000138.jpg
Marasmius rotula1000180.jpg
Marasmius rotula1000180.jpg
Mycena haematopus1000196.jpg
Mycena haematopus1000196.jpg
Mycena haematopus1000198.jpg
Mycena haematopus1000198.jpg
Mycena leiana1000177.jpg
Mycena leiana1000177.jpg
Mycena leiana and egg-laying wasp1000184.jpg
Mycena leiana and egg-laying wasp1000184.jpg
Favolus alveolaris_0390.jpg
Favolus alveolaris_0390.jpg
Psathyrella velutina1000157.jpg
Psathyrella velutina1000157.jpg
Psathyrella velutina1000163.jpg
Psathyrella velutina1000163.jpg
Megacollybia rodmani (Tricholomopsis platyphylla)1000187.jpg
Megacollybia rodmani (Tricholomopsis platyphylla)1000187.jpg
Xylaria polymorpha_0393.jpg
Xylaria polymorpha_0393.jpg
Asco, Slime Miold or Insect? on oak1000223.jpg
Asco, Slime Miold or Insect? on oak1000223.jpg