Progress on the sand martin bank is going well - look out for it at a nature reserve near you soon!! Well done guys on a great job.
PLANT SALES UPDATE.
To date the total income from the two plant sales, together with the plants sold by Sarah, is - £887.50. If we make and sell all the mushrooms we have on order this figure will exceed £1,000.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed plants or came along.
Here is a list of fungi species that Richard recorded on our Mushroom Walk last Sunday together with a few photographs that I took on the walk:
- Annulohypoxylon multiform (Birch Woodwart) on fallen birch wood
- Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Bracket) on deciduous stump
- Clitocybe metachroa on soil and litter
- Clitocybe nebular is (Clouded Funnel) with oak and pine
- Helvella lacunosa (Elfin Saddle) on soil
- Hygrocybe virginea (Snowy Waxcap) on soil in grassy path
- Hypholoma fasciculate (Sulphur Tuft) frequent on stumps and fallen wood
- Hypholoma subericaeum scattered on damp soil in path
- Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca in soil among grass with deciduous trees
- Laccaria amethystine (Amethyst Deceiver) on soil
- Laccaria laccata (Deceiver) frequent on soil
- Lactarius glyciosmus (Coconut Milkcap) on soil with birch
- Lactarius pyrogalus (Hazel Milkcap) frequent on soil with hazel
- Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet) on woody litter
- Leccinum scab rum (Brown Birch Bolete) on soil with birch
- Lycoperdon pyriforme (Stump Puffball) on stump
- Parasola auricoma on damp bare soil
- Parasola leiocephala on damp bare soil
- Paxillus involutes (Brown Rollrim) on soil with birch
- Psathyrella sp. - Not identified
- Rhodocollybia butyracea (Buttercap) frequent with oak and other trees
- Rhytisma cerium (Sycamore Tarspot) on attached and fallen sycamore leaves
- Russula exalbicans on soil with birch
- Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums and Custard) on fallen pine wood
- Xylaria hypoxylon (Candlesnuff Fungus) on mossy stump
I have copied below Richard's comments which you may also find of interest:
"Two of them were worthy of note. Hypholoma subericaeum is uncommon and I have never seen it before, after 35 years experience – it was a little chestnut brown toadstool in the path under the conifers. And the little brown jobs just beside the entrance gate were Inocybe splendens, which we don’t see very often. All the others were reasonably common".
Our thanks to Richard for his expertise and input.