When: 2015-04-04

Collection location: near Lake Wenatchee, Chelan Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

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Dark, chestnut brown to orange colored specimens of C. volvatus were ubiquitous today on each and every fallen(and some standing) conifers in canopy. We see these year round in almost all montane, sub alpine habitats. Bone white and crispy when old(mostly all of the year except early Spring when they are thick, leathery and colorful).

Elevation: 2800ft.

Temp: low 50’s.

Many beetles lay their eggs inside this small vulval crypt species. It is edible and I have found multiple benefits when using this species as tea(in small doses) for fatigue and stomach issues.

Fun species to find when no Morels, Sping kings, Ramaria, Pholiota, Clitocybe, Caloschypha, Peziza or slime molds are around… Too early here… I’d say three to four weeks and they’ll be coming quick here near Wenatchee!

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