In spite of the extreme heat we have been experiencing, mushrooms continue to appear in our surrounding forested areas. North-facing slopes and moist gullies can yield fun surprises even during extreme heat waves.
One striking example I encountered yesterday at McConnell Lake is Sarcodon imbricatus, aka the Shingled Hedgehog. The mushroom has a large, brown cap, up to 30 cm in diameter, covered with large brown scales. The cap is depressed in the middle. The underside reveals grey, brittle teeth instead of gills. The spore print is brown.
Sarcodon imbricatus, the shingled hedgehog. Photo by Gary Hunt
Submitted by Gary Hunt I took a hike above the Squitto Lake Forest Service Road wetland. In response to our recent rains, a number of mushroom species are fruiting, most are ones we don’t generally see until later in summer …Continue reading →
Submitted by Margaret Graham. Photos by Adele Stapleton More than 20 people showed up for our field trip to Greenstone Mountain on Sunday, July 8. This trip has been taken during the Sunday closest to July 1 for about 25 …Continue reading →
A few days ago club member Lyn MacDonald was at the McArthur Island butterfly garden when she heard a commotion in the slough. She witnessed a river otter attacking an adult Canada goose. It killed the goose and carried it …Continue reading →
A few days ago, Glen Dreger sent me two pictures of a large mushroom he collected near Tunkwa Lake. I sent the photos to a mycologist colleague in Vancouver and he suggested that it was Neolentinus lepideus, having the common …Continue reading →
Submitted by Margaret Graham. Photos by Adele Stapleton Two carloads of 8 ladies made the long trek along the Red Lake Road to Joan Best’s home in the Tranquille Valley. Having heard about Joan’s adventures in this isolated acreage where …Continue reading →
Submitted by Margaret Graham. Photos by Steve Schmidt except where noted. Sunday, June 17 was a perfect day for a drive along country roads to look for birds. We started at the bottom of Rose Hill Road and made our …Continue reading →
Submitted by Margaret Graham. Photos by Adele Stapleton and Richard Doucette A group of 10 club members answered the call to pull the common burdock (Arctium minus) around the Nature Walk at McArthur Island. A variety of tools were used …Continue reading →
Submitted by Margaret Graham Five hardy soles braved the rain on Sunday morning, June 10, to look for birds along the East Shuswap Road. We crossed the South Thompson River at the Lafarge Bridge and travelled as far as the …Continue reading →