Wonderful fungi

Saturday, October 9th 2010

No apologies for another fungus themed blog posting! There is so much around the reserve at the moment that we have been inspired to try and identify more ourselves.

This first one is Purplepore Bracket fungus, which is new to our species list. This was found on the woodland walk.

Purplepore Bracket fungus

This next one is Ivory Coral which was growing in the leafy litter on the woodland floor. Again, it is new to our species list.

Ivory Coral fungus

The next is Purple Jelly Disc, which was growing on a felled Silver Birch stump on one of the net rides. In real life it really looked amazingly purple!

Purple Jelly Disc

As well as these we saw Fly Agaric, Leafy Parachute fungus, Yellow Brain Fungus,Candle Snuff and Common Puffball.
We have just managed to arrange a Fungal Foray on Sunday 17th. October at 1.00pm. This will be led by our local expert, Keith Thomas. If you would like to come along to see more of these wonderful organisms please ring the office to book a place and bring along a flat basket to collect your specimens.


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