Sunday, August 24, 2014

Holden Arboretum Fungi Hike (8/24/2014)

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Decided to hike along the Woodland Trail at the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, OH. Ended up taking the longer Old Valley Trail.
Foster Pond
Old pine cones standing upright?
No, Conopholis americana/Squawroot that grows from roots of oaks,
(may be medicinal)
Likely Cantharellus cibarius/Golden Chanterelle,
found in mossy coniferous forests (edible) (KSS)
Gymnopus dryophilus?, likes decayed matter (edible but not tasty) (KSS)
Unidentified, and is it even whole? (KSS)
Carya ovata/Shagbark Hickory nuts in husks (KSS)
Arisaema triphyllum/Jack in the pulpit berries (KSS)
Polystichum acrostichoides/Christmas Fern
and Clavulina cristata/White Coral Fungus (edible) (KSS)
Lycoperdon perlatum/Gemmed Puffball (edible if young and very white) (KSS)
Russula sp grows from plant roots,
(mild ones edible, bitter ones toxic but not deadly) (KSS)
Monotropa uniflora/Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe (KSS)
Monotropa uniflora/Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe from above,
its host is usually other fungi (may be medicinal) (KSS),
Strobilomyces floccopus/Old Man of the Woods (KSS)
Strobilomyces floccopus/Old Man of the Woods side view,
(young are edible) (KSS)
Hericium coralloides/Bears Head Tooth
grows on dead hardwood trees (edible), and a lichen (KSS)
Pleurotus sp/Oyster mushrooms (edible) (KSS)
The "rigorous" trail took us across streams
by stepping stones or fording (KSS)
Mossy fallen trees (KSS)
Mycena leaiana/Orange Bonnet grows on hardwood,
(may be medicinal) (KSS)
Clavicorona pyxidata/Coral Fungus grows on decaying wood,
(edible if cooked) (KSS)
Carya cordiformis/Bitternut Hickory nut in husk
Lactarius corrugis? associated with oaks (edible) (KSS)
Unidentified moss
Here we go again, across the stream
Orange runoff? (KSS)
It's actually something "solid" in the water, maybe "Yellow Boy"? (KSS)
Maianthemum racemosum/Solomon's Plume (KSS)
Clavulinopsis fusiformis/Yellow Spindle Coral
(listed as both edible and unedible!) (KSS)
Actaea pachypoda/White Baneberry berries (KSS)
Penstemon sp (KSS)
Eutrochium sp/Joe Pye Weed
and Hibiscus moscheutos/Swamp Rose Mallow (KSS)
After lunch in a biker bar in Kirtland, OH, we stopped at the Kirtland Temple (1836). After a video in the Visitors Center, the screen raised to provide a view of the temple through windows.
Visitors Center theater
Nice first view of Kirtland Temple
After Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Latter Day Saints/Mormonism, moved to Kirtland in 1831, he received a vision to establish a House of the Lord. Between 1833 and 1836, most of the financial resources, as well as manual labor of the community of about 2,000, was used to build the temple; quarrying Berea sandstone and gathering lumber from area forests. The temple was dedicated on March 27, 1836, amidst visions and speaking in tongues.
Kirtland Temple façade
Kirtland Temple façade detail
Kirtland Temple doors
Smith tried to establish an independent bank, which failed, and he fled when a warrant for his arrest was issued for bank fraud. By 1838, only 500 members were left in Kirtland and they reorganized into what is now called the Community of Christ. This group now maintains the temple, and allows other factions of the Church of the Latter Day Saints to use the building.
North Kirtland Cemetery contains graves of members of
the Church of Latter Day Saints
North Kirtland Cemetery grave marker
North Kirtland Cemetery grave marker
Our tour seemed to be entirely made up of members of sects of the Church of Latter Day Saints or the Community of Christ, as we were the only two persons who did not know the words of the hymn they requested us to sing!
Kirtland Temple

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