Fungi include mushrooms, conks, mold and ‘rusts’. Some fungi eat dead stuff, such as the stumps we have left in the bog. Some fungi have beneficial symbiotic relationships with the hemlock and pines found in the bog and around the edge. These fungi are found in the soil beneath your feet, but you only see them when they produce a fruiting body above the soil. Lichens are a symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae where the fungus farms the algae, and provides the algae with a place to live.



Common Name Scientific Name
Chicken of the Woods Laetiporus conifericola


Common Name Scientific Name
Yellow Staghorn Calocera viscosa
Orange Jelly Dacrymyces palmatus
Bonnet Mycena sp.
Bird’s Nest Fungus Nidula candida
Russula Russula sp.
Brown Roll-Rim Paxillus involutus  


Common Name Scientific Name
Lipstick Lichen Cladonia cristata
Fairy Puke Icmadophila ericetorum
Heath Navel Lichenomphalia umbellifera
Frog Pelt Lichen

Peltigera neopolydactyla