AMC Foray: 08-31-2018

Foray Leader: Mike Hopping

Saturday, September first, dawned warm and dryish in Gerton for the foray. Eighteen AMC members split into two groups led by Mike Hopping and myself. Edibles and collectibles alike were mostly dry and old following dry weather but, even so, many species were collected.

We had lunch and identified our collections under the pavilion at our site. We had a total of 113 mushroom species, identified mainly by Mike Hopping , Charlotte Caplan, Laurie Jaegaers, Gwen Casebeer, Jay Englebach, and Barb Moerk. Three species were new to the club, including Inonotus hispidus, a big bracket polypore covered in reddish-brown hairs, which is valued for its brown & gold dye colors.