Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mycology Class Fall Foray

Two dedicated students from the PPATH 425 course of introductory mycology at Penn State met Aaron D. Brown for a guided foray. During the two hour walk through the Hartley Wood, adjacent to Sunset Park, many species of Basidiomycota were collected. Identification to genera and species was performed in the lab with the aide of multiple field guides. The "inky cap" mushroom can be seen here, prior to drying down for long-term storage.


  1. Must have been a wonderful stroll through the woods. Hartley Wood is quite a place, eh?

  2. Hartley Wood provides a natural space to engage with a diversity of plants, animals, and fungi. It is a very unique woodlot for this area.