Here’s a new publication that Dori Rhodes of the Virginia Master Naturalists sent over to me. You can download it or order a hard copy – both ways are free. Anyone know what mushroom this is?
Field guide to common macrofungi in eastern forests and their ecosystem functions
By: Ostry, Michael E.; Anderson, Neil A.; O’Brien, Joesph G.; 2011.
Abstract: Macrofungi are distinguished from other fungi by their spore-bearing fruit bodies (mushrooms, conks, brackets). These fungi are critical in forests, causing disease, and wood and litter decay, recycling nutrients, and forming symbiotic relationships with trees. This guide is intended to assist in identifying macrofungi and provide a description of the ecological functions of some of the most frequently encountered macrofungi in aspen-birch, northern hardwood, lowland conifer, and upland conifer forests in the Midwest and Northeast.