Turkeyfoot Hike

We hiked outside of the Little Sewickley Creek watershed this weekend down off of Turkeyfoot road, which is in the Big Sewickley Creek drainage.  It's a nice area, although not as expansive as the park land along Little Sewickley Creek.

Common Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata) - 
I first identified Common Greenshield Lichen a few years ago and ever since then I've been amazed by how much of it I see around the area.  I've found it on dead trees, rocks, and even living trees.

False Turkeytail (Stereum ostrea) -
False Turkeytails, unlike true Turkeytails, are always predominantly orange and red in color and are smooth on the underside.  They also have a "rubbery" feel to them, are quite common in our area and are native to North America.

Lemon Drop Fungus (Bisporella citrina) - 
Lemon Drop Fungus is aptly named since they do in face look like tiny lemon drops.  We found these specimens on a fallen American Beech tree (Fagus grandifolia).

Woodpecker Hole -
I'm always fascinated by how large of holes Woodpeckers make in search of insects.  This hole was particularly deep, reaching all the way to the center of the tree.  Given the size of the hole, I would suspect it was made by a Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus).

Turkeytail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor) - 
This is the first I've ever found a yellowish-green Turkeytail, but I can't say I'm surprised since they exhibit such a wide variety of colors.  Although I must say that this one is particularly beautiful.

More Pictures:

Turkeytail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)

False Turkeytail (Stereum ostrea)

Tinder Conk (Fomes fomentarius)

Turkeytail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)

Unknown Mushrooms