MORELSWe've just spent the morning in Pembrey Forest looking for Morels - more in hope than expectation! Am delighted to say we found both of the species which we might have expected.
MORCHELLA ESCULENTA The Common Morel.
The species can be highly variable, B & K list four separate var. Personally I think I'm happy to simply describe it as M.esculenta.
In total we found 7 fb's growing in various spots, and perhaps even more fortunately most were intact.
MORCHELLA ELATA The Black Morel.
B & K lists two species, however again I think I'm happy with M. elata. There was a whole swathe of these, probably dozens of fb's growing in the one area.
Both species enjoy a reputation as being good eating, although the advice I've had is they tend to be very gritty when growing through sand.
Also found Philip's little Strobilurus sp along with quite a few Earth Stars, all of which were too dried up to identify.
All in all, one of our more successful forays.