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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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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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