FORAY REPORT for NE Edmonton Ravine
Foray Host/Lead: Mel Hohn/Lisa Oishi
Location: Kennedale Ravine/Hermitage Park, Edmonton
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Foray length: 2.5 hours (plus 30 mins of identifying)
Attendance: 14 people
Approximately 21 to 40 Mushrooms; about 10-20 different mushrooms found
Scutellinia scutellata, Polyporus brumalis, picipes badius, climacodon septentionale, tyromyces chioneus, apiosporina morbosa, coprinus atramentaria, melanoleuca cognata, collybia ingrata, arrhenia epichysium, crepidotus spp., marasmius spp., mycena spp., pelt lichen
Armillaria ostoyae (aka honey mushroom), Coprinellus micaceus, Fomes fomentarius, Ganoderma applanatum, Lycoperdon pyriforme, Peziza repanda, Pholiota squarrosa, Trichaptum biforme
The ravine contains mixed woods surrounding a wandering stream, opening into a small wetland and meadows with a few hills and ponds. The area has heavily trafficked trails, a dog park, and ample picnic tables.
Aspen, poplar, maple, high-cranberry bush, pines and spruces, goosberries/currants, moss, cow-parsnip, himalayan balsam.
Sunny with some cloud cover; high of 170
There were a lot of curious passersby (hopefully a few new members!) and we even found two new names scrawled on the attendance sheet when we returned from our foray.
A thank you extended to Irene Andersson who contributed photos of the large Shaggy Parasol, and Sarah Marsh contributed the excellent owl photo, closeup of inky caps, and 2 mossy polypore shots.