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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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Cortinarius uliginosus

interesting finds from Bricket Wood meeting

We had an interesting and productive first meeting of our autumn programme at Bricket Wood at the end of August.  Finds included 3 Cortinarius (webcaps) including Marsh…

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Bricket Wood meeting on 27 August – change to meeting point

The new meeting point is as follows: St Stephen Parish Centre, Station Road, Bricket Wood, St Albans AL2 3PJ, grid ref. TL136021. The calendar entry has been updated…

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Autumn programme

Our autumn programme is now in the calendar (bottom right of home page if viewing on a pc, scroll to the bottom if using a phone or tablet).  To view information on a…

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Rickmansworth Festival

We had a display table at the Rickmansworth Festival last week.  In spite of the time of year and the recent dryness, we did have a few “real” fungi (brackets and a…

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Rust and smut workshop

We had an interesting and informative workshop on rusts and smuts on 7 May, with a brief description of their complicated lifecycles and an opportunity to look at a variety…

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Fir & Ponds meeting on 9 April

Six people including the leader, Kerry Robinson, were at this meeting, and they were accompanied by the assistant warden, John Rowley. It had been very dry beforehand, so the…

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Spring programme

Our spring programme has now been added to the calendar bottom right (or scroll down if using phone or tablet). Pat  

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Four Pluteus (Shields) from Gobions Wood on 4 September

We had a good haul of Pluteus species – Pluteus umbrosus (Velvet shield – photo from Alison), Pluteus luteovirens (Yellow shield – see next item), Pluteus…

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