Foray report from forest preserve along Des Plaines River Trail.
Despite the chilly weather 22 folks and kids searched the woods for spring mushrooms and various fungi. The recent rains left a lot of standing water but wet feet did not dampen our spirits. One big yellow morel was found and several big false morels. Dryad saddles and wood ears were easy to find. Odd mushrooms included a woodland Agrocybe that doesn’t have a name, or perhaps Agrocybe acericola, and an unknown springtime Gymnopus (small brown mushroom). This and the Pholiota require work for identification. A single violet Peziza needs the spores checked. There were 23 fresh mushroom species found and 17 species from last year, for a total of 40 species. A decidedly good day. Thanks to Rocky for leading this foray.
Agrocybe Flynn & Miller Species III
Auricularia sp. (wood ear)
Bovista plumbea (PRL 12874)
Dacrymyces cf. sp.
Gyromitra brunnea (PRL 12877)
Morchella americana (yellow morel)
Peziza aff. praetervisa (PRL 12876)
Pholiota cf. granulosa (PRL 12879)
Pluteus aff. cervinus
Old fungi from previous month or last year
Perenniporia cf. sp.
Also found Armillaria rhizomorphs.