WEST CHESTERFIELD, MA – Last Sunday I went on my first mushroom walk with the Pioneer Valley Mycological Society! It was great meeting like-minded people and getting to know the area a bit. We went to Chesterfield Gorge in West Chesterfield. It’s about 35 minutes from work. I actually ran into someone from work who went on the walk as well. Below are the mushroom species that we found during the walk. It was overall pretty uneventful.
Here is the list of the 45 fungi species found on the June 11 PVMA walk at Chesterfield Gorge: GILLED: Agrocybe acericola, Agrocybe praecox, Gymnopilus sapineus, Gymnopus dryophilus, Hebeloma sp., Inocybe sp., Inocybe calamistrata, Laccaria longipes, Mycena sp., Mycena haematopus, Mycens leaiana, Pluteus sp., Pluteus cervinus, Psathyrella sp., Rickenella fibula BOLETE_LIKE: Leccinum scabrum, Suillus granulatus CORALS: Artomyces pyxidatus PUFFBALLS: Lycoperdon perlatum JELLY: Dacrymyces chrysospermus, Horomyces aurantiacus POLYPORES & STEREUMS: Cerioporus varius, Fomes fomentarius, Fomitopsis betulinus, Ganoderma megaloma, Ganoderma tsugae, Hymenochaetopsis olivacea, Irpex lacteus, Neofavolus alveolaris, Pycnoporus cinnabarinus, Stereum complicatum, Stereum ostrea, Trichaptum abietinum, Trichaptum biforme, Tyromyces chioneus, ASCOMYCETES: Annulohypoxylon fragiforme, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Cudonia circinans, Kretzschmaria deusta, Xylaria hypoxylon, Xylaria polymorpha: SLIME MOLDS: Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. poroides, Lycagola epidendrum, Stemonitis sp.