FORAY REPORT for Poplar Creek Stewardship
Foray Host/Lead: Mel Hohn/Lisa Oishi
Location: Poplar Creek Natural Area
Date: Saturday, Nov 7, 2021
Foray length: 5 hours
Attendance: 5 people
Approximately 10-20 different mushrooms found
False Chanterelles, Mock Oysters, Witches’ Butter, Green-staining Elfcup, Fairy Brackets, Red-banded Polypore, White Cheese Polypore, Agaricus spp., Lepiota spp., birch polypore, common puffball
The Northside of the stream contains mixed woods, bordered on the north by land reserved for public access though unused. The area was quite old growth on the Southside of the river, again seemingly trafficked only by animals.
Beaver and moose/elk activity: Plenty of beaver cuttings near the creek. Tops of young trees broken by grazing ruminants.
Mostly frozen moss, club moss, aspens, black spruce