46 people showed up for a nice walk in the river valley at Whitemud Creek. Several people came back with a few handfuls of verpae (135 in total), and one morel, but most arrived with only a few curiosities. A mother and son found a garter snake down by the creek and we watched it casually slide into the water and swim away. Another found a cool animal skull. I found a couple of coyote dens.

Date:  Saturday, May 25, 2024. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Edmonton – Whitemud Creek

Foray Leader(s):  Karen Slevinsky, Ryan Armishaw

Attendees: 46

Weather: Warm, no wind. 16C

Terrain: Ravines

Finds: Verpa bohemica (135), Morchella spp. (1)

Listed below are the names of specimens found – names may not necessarily reflect the most current scientific genus

  1. Verpa bohemica (approximately 135)
  2. Morchella (yellow) (1)
  3. Several puffballs from 2023
  4. several assorted bracket fungi both from 2023 and 2024
  5. several helvellaceae (Gyromitra or Helvella launose) but not Gyromitra esculenta
  6. 1 black footed polypore
  7. several wood ear