Marshall Field Natural Reserve Foray Report (by )

Over 30 foragers braved the weather last Saturday 1/16/2016 for the FFSC foray at Marshall Field – what a great and enthusiastic group of folks!  Thank you to everyone who attended; all of your input, questions, and helping hands made it a fun outing indeed, and thanks to Justin Pierce and Shane Marsh for helping with identification.


Although soggy, there was a fair selection of fleshy fungi to be observed.  Notably, a couple of lucky folks went home with a basket of candy caps, and a mushroom-dyeing enthusiast went home with a nice clump of jack-o-lanterns!


Below is an incomplete list of the fungi that was found:

1.       Amanita augusta

2.       Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric)

3.       Amanita phalloides (Death Cap)

4.       Annulohypoxylon thouarsianum  (Cramp Balls)

5.       Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom)

6.       Caulorhiza umbonata (Redwood Rooter)

7.       Clitocybe fragrans

8.       Cortinarius sp. #1

9.       Cortinarius sp. #2

10.   Crepidotus sp.

11.   Cuphophyllus pratensis (Meadow Waxy Cap)

12.   Dacromyces chrysospermus (Witches Butter, conifer associated)

13.   Entoloma medianox (Midnight Entoloma)

14.   Entoloma sp.

15.   Fomitopsis cajanderi

16.   Fomitopsis pinicola (Red Belted Conk)

17.    Gymnopilus junonius (Giant Gym)

18.   Hebeloma crustuliniforme (Poison Pie)

19.   Hericium coralloides  (related to Lion’s Mane)

20.   Hygrophorus eburneus (Cowboy’s Hankerchief)

21.   Hygrophorus russula

22.   Hypholoma fasiculare (Sulfur Tuft)

23.   Inocybe sp.

24.   Laccaria sp.

25.   Lactarius deliciosus

26.   Lactarius rubidus (Candy Cap)

27.   Lactarius xanthogalactus (False Candy Cap)

28.   Marasmius androsaceus (Horsehair Fungus)

29.   Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena)

30.   Mycena sp.

31.   Omphalotus olivescens (Jack-o-Lantern, False Chanterelle)

32.   Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s Polypore)

33.   Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom)

34.   Pluteus cervinus (Deer Mushroom)

35.   Puseudohydnum gelatinosum (Cat’s Tongue)

36.   Russula cerolens

37.   Russula cremoricolor (bright-red capped “Sickener”)

38.   Russula sp.

39.   Stereum hirsutum (False Turkey Tail)

40.   Suillus caerulescens

41.   Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail)

42.   Tremella aurantia (Witches Butter, oak and Stereum associated)

43.   Tremella foliacea (Brown Witches Butter)

44.   Tricholoma griseoviolaceum (Viscid Tricholoma)

45.   Xerocomellus zellerii


A link to some of the pics from the foray:



Happy hunting!


- Cass Fuentes

FFSC Minister of Local Forays