Luminescent Panellus - Panellus stipticus
- a white spore print
- when wet, the cap has a brownish ground color, topped with a whitish bloom
- semi-circular, or kidney shaped cap
- brownish gills
- a small stem growing off to the side. I thought they were stemless at first, because with a casual examination, you might not notice the small stem; I didn't - and it was a pretty casual mushroom hunting walk . . .
- clustered growth habit, growing in shelves, or rows along the stem
- it's tough and can revive with moisture after drying out
Scarlet Cup - Sacroscypha sp
Orange Mock Oyster - Phyllotopsis nidulans
Black Jelly Roll- Exidia glandulosa
Bird's Nest Fungus - uncertain species
I think the species is Cyathus striatus, but that fungus is usually pictured with a shaggier exterior. Though I think these are probably left over from last fall (they fruit in the summer), so maybe the shagginess wore off over the winter.
Witches' Margarin - Ductifera pululahuana
This jelly fungus is common in the summer after heavy rain. I don't think of it as a spring, cool weather fungus (though we've had plenty of rain).