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.
It was raining, so tiny mushrooms right off the bat!
Then a trip through the spooky tunnel to the Franklin Park Wilderness.
On the paved paths the rain had washed the leaves into orderly stacks.
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.
Trichaptum biforme ringed around a tree hole full of water and specked with globular springtails.
White cheese polypore Tyromyces chioneus.
This tiny one is probably a Marasmius sp.
And it's underside seems to agree with that ID.
Charlie enjoyed meeting his new friend.
We ended up in a part of the park completely new to me--this is an abandoned car.
The forest was doing a nice job of reclaiming the elements.
Very cute "Probably Mycenas."
A whole log's worth of white cheese polypores.
These were almost too small to be what I think they are: sulfur tuft mushrooms Naematoloma fasciculare
They like to cluster together.
I will call this one "fish flesh shelf" Phlebia tremellosa
We were almost done when my co-walker pointed out these little puffballs! Lycoperdon sp.