What: Early Summer Mushrooms in SW Alberta along Bergen Road

When did the foray occur: June 23, 2019

Foray Length: 3 hours

Attendance: 15 people

Mushroom Species Found:

  • Pleurotus ostreatus
  • Witch’s Butter (Tramates sp.)
  • Witch’s Hat (Hygrocybe conica)
  • Agaricus sp.
  • Jelly ear fungus
  • lots of Mock Oysters
  • possibly a Dryad’s Saddle (Polyporus squamosus)
  • Crown tipped coral (Artomyces pyxidatus)
  • Red belted conk
  • Artists conk
  • Phellinus tremulae
  • Quite a few LBM’s

Terrain: Mix of conifer and aspen. Fairly flat and wet as there was previously a lot of rain.

Weather Conditions: Pleasant, warm with partially sunny skies.

Additional Comments: Driving from Calgary, which was very rainy, we were pleasantly surprised by sunnier skies towards Bergen. A few people found edible oysters, however the forest is still a little young and has minimal aspen deadfall. We did find some other interesting mushroom varieties. Hopefully this could be a good location later for summer mushrooms, in particular, the boletes