September 28, 2016:
We found MANY species at the 42nd annual Alexander H. Smith mycological foray, which we hosted this year at the University of Michigan Biological Station in the Northern Lower Peninsula near Pellston. One of the mushrooms I found was Gliophorus psittacinus, (formerly Hygrophorus) commonly known as the parrot waxcap. It was bright green when I found it, but it loses the green pigment quickly upon harvest, and completely upon desiccation. I was able to capture this image before the green pigment was completely gone. The specimen is now deposited at the University of Michigan Herbarium!