On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Andy MacKinnon led a SVIMS foray to Metchosin Wilderness Park.
About 20 SVIMS members attended.
After many days of rain, the weather cooperated. We had sunshine the whole morning.
Several of the foray participants found late-blooming Hedgehog mushrooms (Hydnum umbilicatum). Bill Weir knew where to find them!
Participants found 32 different mushrooms. Some of them are pictured in the group shot (above or at the left).
The species list can be viewed here. It’s on iNaturalist–we welcome any help in getting more accurate identifications.
Highlights included a brilliant yellow Chrysomphalina grossula, an unusual find. Finding Mycena sanguinolenta on a cone was also unusual. The Earthtongues (Geoglossum umbratile) attracted considerable interest, as did the black cup fungus Pseudoplectania melaena (which iNaturalist insists on calling Plectania melaena). Andy could barely contain his excitement at seeing Phlebia tremellosa (called Merulius tremellosus on iNaturalist) on a standing dead red alder.