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Fall walks, part four: Urban Nature Walk in Franklin Park

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I decided on a bit of a whim to do an Urban Nature Walk in Franklin Park. I took Charlie. We met one other walk participant there. I was there to find mushroom species for the Franklin Park Biodiversity Project.


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It was raining, so tiny mushrooms right off the bat!

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Then a trip through the spooky tunnel to the Franklin Park Wilderness.

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On the paved paths the rain had washed the leaves into orderly stacks.

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Stereum complicatum.

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Trichaptum biforme

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The orange goop here is a mushroom I've been calling "fish flesh polypore." Turns out it's more than one species, and they aren't polypores. Heres "fish flesh crust," Phlebia radiata.

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Panellus serotinus

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Daedaleopsis confragosa

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Trichaptum biforme ringed around a tree hole full of water and specked with globular springtails.

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White cheese polypore Tyromyces chioneus.

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This tiny one is probably a Marasmius sp.

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And it's underside seems to agree with that ID.

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Charlie enjoyed meeting his new friend.

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We ended up in a part of the park completely new to me--this is an abandoned car.

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The forest was doing a nice job of reclaiming the elements.

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Very cute "Probably Mycenas."

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A whole log's worth of white cheese polypores.

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These were almost too small to be what I think they are: sulfur tuft mushrooms Naematoloma fasciculare

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They like to cluster together.

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I will call this one "fish flesh shelf" Phlebia tremellosa

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We were almost done when my co-walker pointed out these little puffballs! Lycoperdon sp.
Tags: charlie, franklin park, fungi, mushrooms, polypores, puffballs, roxbury puddingstone, urban nature walk
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