Notes: Today is the first day i could really get out sense Dec.27th We have had several days of sunshine and the 2 feet of snow that has been laying about has started melting off, revealing patches of land again. So off into the woods I go. This is my First Observation of the year 2010 There is still a lot of snow on the ground and the current temp at collecting is 42 degrees Fahrenheit.
the first fungi I found appears to be a Omphalina of some sort.a spore print is in progress. Here is my field notes for this Specimens found at the Stone Cliff Area. Jan 16 2010. The collection consisted of two specimens One fairly fresh the other becoming pretty well degraded.
Cap 3 cm round, tawny gray shiny, smooth,dry, with a low depression at the center, saucer shaped. Margin extremely enrolled and rounded. Flesh tough fibrous
smell sweet no taste mild.
Gills. Tan Attached to the stem,strongly decurrent,sub distant. narrow, brittle easy becoming detached from the stem.
Stem 5 cm x 1.5 cm equal.tough,fibrous,Tan/light brown with darker brown striations. Apex having a white ring just below where the gills attach. Base very slight swelling where attached to substrate.
Found growing scattered, about 3 feet up the trunk of a living Ash Tree, growing in moss, and lichen.
Spore print pending.
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