2013 Fall Foray to Homer Watson Park, Kitchener

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Weather: Cold, windy, sleety rain turning to snow.
No. Attendees: 18
Foray Leader & Reporter: Tim Myles

MST member, Kriss Gander of Kitchener, was the one to introduce the Toronto Mycological Society to Homer Watson Park. This was our second foray to Homer Watson Park this year. Eighteen intrepid souls showed up in a cold rain for our second-to-last foray of the season. Many of the attendees were new to the MST having found us through the recently updated website at www.myctor.org. Thank you new webmaster Chris Liberty. Many attendees had come from areas west of Toronto such as Kitchener, Guelph, and Hamilton. Given the cold and wet weather the number in attendance seemed remarkable and the enthusiasm level was high. We collected about 54 species, including one slime mould, three cup fungi, one puffball, two earthstars, one jelly fungus, one coral fungus, two tooth fungi, 18 bracket and crust fungi, and 25 gilled mushrooms, as follows:

Myxomycetes (Slime Moulds):

  1. Lycogala epidendrum, wolf’s milk slime mould

Ascomycetes (Sac Fungi):

  1. Scutellinia scutellata, eyelash cups
  2. Ascocoryne cylichnium, purple ruffle cups
  3. Peziza sp. unknown cup fungus

Basidiomycetes (Club Fungi):

  1. Lycoperdon pyriforme, gem studded puffball
  2. Geastrum fibriatum? fringed earthstar
  3. Geastrum triplex, collared earthstar
  4. Dacrymyces palmatus, orange jelly fungus
  5. Ramaria formosa, beautiful coral fungus
  6. Hericium coralloides, coralloid tooth fungus
  7. Hericium americanum, comb tooth
  8. Tyromyces chioneus, white cheese fungus
  9. Trametes versicolor, turkey tail
  10. Trametes suaveolens, anise-scented white polypore
  11. Trametes elegans, slot pored white polypore
  12. Ganoderma applanatum, artist’s conk
  13. Ganoderma tsugae, hemlock varnish conk
  14. Ischnoderma resinosum, resinous polypore
  15. Fomes fomentarius, tinder polypore
  16. Daedaleopsis confragosa, flat maze polypore
  17. Polyporus squamosus, dryad’s saddle
  18. Polyporus brumalis, winter polypore
  19. Polyporus craterellus, angular -pored beech polypore
  20. Trichaptum abietinum, violet toothed bracket fungus
  21. Bjerkandera adusta, smoky polypore
  22. Pycnoporellus alboluteus, ragged pored whitish yellow polypore
  23. Phlebia tremellosa, wiggly squiggly
  24. Phlebia coccineofulva?, scarlet waxcrust
  25. Stereum ostrea, false turkeytail
  26. Agaricus bitorquis, sidewalk mushroom
  27. Agaricus silvaticus, wood mushroom
  28. Coprinus atramentarius, alcohol inkcap
  29. Coprinus comatus, shaggy mane inkcap
  30. Coprinus micaceus, mica inkcap
  31. Hypholoma capnoides, smoky gilled mushroom
  32. Pholiota aurivella, golden scalecap
  33. Pholiota squarrosoides, sticky scalecap
  34. Crepidotus mollis, soft oysterette
  35. Galerina autumnalis, deadly Galerina, funeral bells
  36. Gymnopilus sapineus, scaly rustgill
  37. Paxillus involutus, poisonous paxillus
  38. Armillaria mellea, honey mushrooms
  39. Hygrophorus chrysodon, gold flecked waxcaps
  40. Lepiota cristata, poisonous dapplering
  41. Mycena haematopus, bleeding bonnets
  42. Hypsizygus tessulatus, boxelder oysters
  43. Phyllotopsis nidulans, orange mock oysters
  44. Panellus serotinus, green oysters
  45. Lentinellus ursinus, bear oysters
  46. Tricholoma myomyces, mouse mushroom
  47. Plicaturopsis crispa, pleated wrinkled caps
  48. Lactarius deliciosus, delicious milkcap
  49. Tricholomopsis rutilans, plums and custard mushrooms
  50. Russula olivacea? olive brittlegill

Foray Photos

Photos by Tim Myles

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Group photo

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Display table

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Ischnoderma resinosum

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Hericium americanum

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Pycnoporellus alboluteus

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Coprinus micaceus

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Tyromyces chioneus

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Phlebia tremellosus

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Scutellinia scutellata

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Ascocoryne cylichnium

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Phlebia coccineofulva

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