When: 2016-06-17

Collection location: West End Regional Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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Rays eventually all folded inward. Hundreds on bare soil along path through woodland.


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Thanks, Dave
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-06-20 21:35:58 CDT (-0400)

They are surely in great shape to be of last year’s vintage, but these fungal hygrometers are as tough as polypores and can last for a long time. By the way, I saw a picture of your collection from a few years back (obs 56297) on the Wiki page for this species… My question was a rhetorical one, a joke… I always appreciate your honest, insightful answers.

Igor, I don’t know…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-06-20 20:44:15 CDT (-0400)

if these are from this year or last.

I have found this species quite intact and still reacting to atmospheric changes in mid April. So I surmise the fruit bodies may persist over-winter. My guess is the ones in this observation are last year’s.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-06-20 20:17:26 CDT (-0400)

Are these fresh or left over from last year? :-)