Black Tulip Fungus
Urnula craterium, the devil's urn. Not very edible, they say, though I will try it. Michael Kuo, the great expert, says he tried them and they were mediocre. https://www.fungusfactfriday.com/060-urnula-craterium/ calls it Black Tulip Fungus, a better name, and has good links. It is basically a vase-like cup fungus, but tougher.
Lepiota: Parasol and Vomiter
- Chicken Fat Boletes, a type of slippery jack that is edible.
- Slippery jack, the really slimy classic type.
I found in August 2021at the Weir Walk growing on a fallen log in large numbers. INaturalist identified it; Plantsnap did not. It apparenlty is of unknown edibility. Its gills make you think of a chantarelle's outside, but it is not wrinkled on the inside. It has a long narrow white stem.
May 3, 2021 after rain: First meadow mushroom of the year (agaricus campestris), in the front yard. First poison ivy appearing.
- April 13, 2021. I found two small blackcaps.
- April 16, 2021. Helen and I found about a dozen half-free blackcap and yellowcap, and one little black morel.
- May 3, 2021. Found none after a rain.
- An article on different types that is good on lookalikes, and another article that I somehow like better.
October 12, 2020, we found that a big dead tree in the secret garden at the farm is generating large fungus growths. The one we could reach was really just a bulge, rather than shelves, but I am sure it was a sulphur shelf. It is very tender and delicious.