Silky Rosegill a first record for Prince Edward Island!!

Melina DesRoches(left) and Daphne Davey pose with the Silky Rosegill — photo credit Rosemary Curley

Melina DesRoches(left) and Daphne Davey pose with the Silky Rosegill, an amazing find for those taking part in the guided mushroom walk at the Trout River Natural Area in Carleton on August 27th, led by Rosemary Curley of Nature PEI, with assistance from Trout Unlimited. Also known as the Tree Volvariella, this is the first record for Prince Edward Island. It has not been included in a 2010 published list for the Maritimes, and reports to iNaturalist show only one other confirmed record for the Maritimes in Albert County, New Brunswick. The walk was aimed at stimulating participation in a “Mushrooms of PEI” project funded by the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund, Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division and UPSE Have a Heart. The Silky Rosegill is said to be a good edible, but it was left in place.

Silky Rosegill – photo credit Rosemary Curley
Melina DesRoches(left) and Daphne Davey pose with the Silky Rosegill – photo credit Rosemary Curley

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