The next hike will be on Saturday, 3rd November.
We meet at the Ball Park in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we met as usual in Gillies Bay and had no fog around as far as we could see so decided to head for a high viewpoint hoping to be able to see some distant scenery. We drove up Bell Road and parked near First Lake, but noticed as we started our hike that the nearest hilltop was shrouded in the mist. However, hoping for the best we headed off into the forest and soon discovered that the forest floor had quite a lot more fungi than we had been seeing in the earlier part of the fall. My photo this week is of a type of mushroom that belongs to a group that feature soft teeth on the underside of the cap instead of the much more common groups with either gills or a yellowish sponge. The toothed mushrooms are sometimes called hedgehogs and the group includes some common species that are collected for eating. The one in my photo has scales on top that look as if they had survived a fire, and the teeth are a bit larger than you might see on the more common hedgehogs.
Hawk Wing or Scaly Hegehog, Sarcodon imbricatum, a toothed mushroom near Second Lake.jpg