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Autumn programme

Members should have received our autumn programme.  Meetings for September have been entered into the events calendar (on pc, calendar is bottom right of home page; on tablet…

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Tropical fungus in Beds?

Last year Alan found a collybioid species in Whipsnade Zoo butterfly house which he tentatively identified with reservations as Gymnopus inodorus.  Feeling that it was not…

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Sarcoscypha austriaca

Scarlet elf cup time

Sarcoscypha austriaca can be found at any time between November and April.  It likes wet conditions and especially alder/willow carr and is apparently not worried by snow…

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Interesting corticioid worth looking for on conifer wood

Skeletocutis amorpha on an old conifer log at Stockgrove Park.  From the top, this looked unremarkable, rather like a Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) but underneath the…

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The Goblet

Sign of winter

We found my very favourite fungus at Waterford Heath on 26 November – The Goblet (Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis), a beautiful, elegant speciality of late…

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Angels bonnets

We found a pretty little Mycena,  M. arcangeliana (Angels bonnet) at Heartwood Forest a couple of weeks ago.  This fungus sometimes has a slight yellow-green look to the…

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Felt saddle

The well-named Felt Saddle, Helvella macropus, found at Whippendell Wood at the end of September (photo by Alison)

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Pseudocratellerus sinuosus

Sinuous chanterelle

Chanterelles seem to be having a good year in Herts.  As well as the slightly more common Horn of Plenty (Cratellerus cornucopioides),  at Northaw Great Wood we found the…

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 Asterophora lycoperdoides (Powdery piggyback)

Parasites at Sherrards Park Wood

We had an enjoyable meeting at Sherrards Park Wood on 17 September,  where the highlight for me was seeing the 2 parasitic fungi on Russula nigricans (Blackening…

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Fenugreek puffball

At our meeting at Gobions Wood on 10 September, we found the small but strong-smelling fungus Phleogena faginea (Fenugreek puffball).  I have a dried specimen several years…

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