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Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 13, 2018 12:19 PM CST

Description

Oysters are tenacious and will keep trying to fruit until it freezes or becomes too dry. Upon drying it tends to discolor yellowish. From my understanding, P. ostreatus is the cold weather species and P. pulmonarius is primarily found in the summer, then P. populinus occurs on Populus species (aspen and cottonwood, etc). I think ostreatus is darker in color but there is a lot of variability.

And then P. citrinopileatus, not native to the states, grows whenever it damn well wants.

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Amber Jelly Fungus Exidia recisa

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 13, 2018 12:10 PM CST

Description

A good comparison of fresh vs dried E. recisa. Gets a lot darker and harder to tell apart from E. glandulosa. Unless it's in the moist leaf litter, it dries out quickly.

Distinguish Exidia from Auricularia due to its many folds and tendency to only grow on sticks (especially oak, I've observed). Auricularia has a cloudy look as it's covered in tiny hairs, where Exidia looks like semi translucent jelly.

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Crowded Parchment Stereum complicatum

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 13, 2018 12:05 PM CST

Description

Seeing a tendency to become finger like with age and become a bit more hirsute. This specimen seems more saturated orange than others when dry - maybe because it is not as old, as it grew fresh this summer.

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Cut-leaved Grape-Fern Sceptridium dissectum

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 13, 2018 12:03 PM CST

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Spongy Mazegill Spongipellis delectans

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 13, 2018 12:00 PM CST

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Red-stemmed Feather Moss Pleurozium schreberi

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 13, 2018 11:53 AM CST

Description

Seems like the right ID but I am not positive.

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Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 13, 2018 11:51 AM CST

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What

Plain Pocketbook Lampsilis cardium

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

July 3, 2016 07:07 PM CDT

Place

Iowa, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Lampsilis cardium? I'm not sure.

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Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

December 7, 2018 03:46 PM CST

Description

I saw five of them, all very blue birds with red breasts

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Observer

sarahduhon

Date

November 24, 2018 01:53 PM CST

Description

Not sure whether it's Trametes trogii or Coriolopsis gallica. Same one as observed last year (the tree has since fallen over) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8390273

Similar to but not in the same place as https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9564675

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What

Wrinkled Crust Phlebia radiata

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

November 24, 2018 02:32 PM CST

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Hairy Bracket Trametes hirsuta

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

November 24, 2018 02:28 PM CST

Description

Darker pore surface, more wooly, and less colorful and gregarious than T. versicolor

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Observer

sarahduhon

Date

November 24, 2018 02:27 PM CST

Description

More teal than blue

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What

Hedgehog Gall Wasp Acraspis erinacei

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

November 24, 2018 02:03 PM CST

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What

Bay Polypore Picipes badius

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

November 24, 2018 01:51 PM CST

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Common Puffball Lycoperdon perlatum

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 11:46 AM CDT

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What

Wrinkled Crust Phlebia radiata

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 11:35 AM CDT

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Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 11:29 AM CDT

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What

Slime Molds Phylum Mycetozoa

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 11:24 AM CDT

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What

Brick Cap Hypholoma sublateritium

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 11:17 AM CDT

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Spectacular Rustgill Gymnopilus junonius

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 11:06 AM CDT

Description

Third time I've found this species and it always smells fantastically perfumey. *Others have confirmed that I'm not insane.

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What

Bonnets Genus Mycena

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 10:52 AM CDT

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What

Mossy Maze Polypore Cerrena unicolor

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 10:40 AM CDT

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Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 10:36 AM CDT

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Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 30, 2018 10:28 AM CDT

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What

Orange Peel Fungus Aleuria aurantia

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 23, 2018 04:18 PM CDT

Description

At the foot of a dead red oak

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Bulbous Honey Fungus Armillaria gallica

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 23, 2018 03:55 PM CDT

Description

Literally growing in a pile of raccoon poop. What a bummer. Careful where you pick your mushrooms!

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What

Elf Cups Genus Sarcoscypha

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 23, 2018 03:47 PM CDT

Description

Also usually see Urnula craterium on black sticks like this (not in the fall of course, but they're in there somewhere!)

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Cut-leaved Grape-Fern Sceptridium dissectum

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 23, 2018 03:30 PM CDT

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Brittlegills Genus Russula

Observer

sarahduhon

Date

October 20, 2018 12:07 PM CDT

Description

Extremely acrid, no blushing on stem

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