The foray was held in an area of land that is leased. Permission was granted to enter the premisses for a foray. The forest is fairly mature with a mixture of aspen, poplar and spruce bordering a large meadow. There had been lots of rain and the forest was very wet.

A good quantity of Verpas and Morels were found for edibility. As well, a small young cluster of oyster mushrooms was also found.

Attendee numbers: 39

Date:  Sunday, May 26, 2024.  10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Water Valley leased land.

Foray Leader(s):  Christine Costello, Taylor Routledge

Attendees: 39

Weather: Cool around 10°C average. Very rainy but gradually stopped and just cloudy during the foray.

Terrain: Fairly flat with some hills. Mix of aspen, poplar and spruce.

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

  1. Morchella spp. (Brown, Black and blonde)
  2. Verpa bohemica
  3. Verpa conica
  4. Pleurotus populinus
  5. Tremella mesenterica
  6. Dacromyces chrysospermus and capitatus
  7. Ganoderma applanatum
  8. Fomitopsis mounceae and ochracea and cajanderi
  9. Trichaptum subchartaceum
  10. Phyllotopsis nidulans
  11. Gymnopus brassicolens and dryophilus
  12. Peniophora rufa
  13. Phellinus tremullae
  14. Hebeloma mesophaeum
  15. Psathyrella piluliformis
  16. Gloeophyllum sepiarium
  17. Candolleomyces sp.
  18. Tubaria furfuracea
  19. Laccaria lacata
  20. Aprioperdon pyriforme
  21. Lycoperdon perlatum
  22. Chlorocyboria sp.
  23. Mycena sp.
  24. Heliocybe sulcata
  25. Schizophyllum commune