Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park, Fungus Foray 25th October 2015

Last Sunday Llanelli Naturalists and the Wildlife Trust for South & West Wales, combined to hold a Fungus walk through the Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park, near Tumble.

  A week before it would have been hard to find any fungi due to the dry weather, but fortunately(?) we had a few days of hard rain during the week to give the fungi a helping hand. Miraculously the rain cleared up 10 mins before the foray took place - it's amazing what a rain dance can do when its done properly!

In all around 16 people took a chance on the weather, with boots or wellies being the order of the day.


Some of the finds from Sunday.

Initially we walked through the damp alder copse near the car-park, not a very common habitat these days, which gave us the chance of seeing some alder-dependent species such as: Ochre Alder Cap, Alder Rollrim and Alder bracket. There were also tiny cup fungi growing on an alder cone which, after some detective work by Tony Ivans, turned out to be Rutstroemia firma.

In all we identified over 20 different species - a list is given below:

Ochre Alder Cap - Naucoria escharoides
Alder roll-rim - Paxillus rubicundulus
Alder Bracket - Inonotus radiatus

Rutstroemia firma
Eyelash fungi - probably Scutellinia scutellata
Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus
Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria
Turkeytail - Trametes versicolor
Hairy curtain crust - Stereum hirstum

Cramp Balls - Daldinia concentrica
Rosy Bonnet - Mycena rosea
Pipe Club - Macrotyphula fistulosa
Deceiver - Laccaria laccata
White Fibre Cap - Inocybe geophila
Sulphur Tuft - Hypholoma fasiculare
Grey Elfin Saddle - Helvella lacunosa
Clouded Agaric - Clitocybe nebularis
Wrinkled Club - Clavulina rugosa
Twig Parachute - Marasmiellus ramealis
Dripping BonnetRoridomyces austrororidus
Burgundy Drop Bonnet - Mycena haematopus
Honey Fungus - Armillaria
A few Crepidotus sps.
Candle wick - Xylaria hypoxylon

1 comment:

  1. One more species to add to the list: Simocybe centunculus var.centunculus - It has the most unimpressive common name, The Dingy Twiglet!

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