Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sandbanks Foray 7th October 2017

Further to our outing to Sandbanks wood which was a joint meeting with Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Llanelli Naturalists,  we have listed below the species seen. If you remember anything else please add it on or put it in the components section. The weather was good and in all about 17 people met at the Park & Ride car-park for the short walk up to Di & Emily's wood. Yet again fungi started to to be found as soon as you stepped through the gate and continued to appear throughout the walk. It really is an amazingly reliable  place as far as fungi are concerned.

The highlights of the day must be the Piggyback rosegill (Volvariella surrecta  ),growing on clouded funnel, (click here to see Di's pictures of how it grew over the next few days), The Hazel Gloves (Hypocreopsis rhododendri) giving a really nice display alongside the path and the Brown Brain Fungus (Tremella steidleri), a nationally rare species  that has now shown itself twice in Carmarthenshire over the last few days.

  Brown Brain Fungus (Tremella steidleri) and Hazel Gloves (Hypocreopsis rhododendri).


Apart from these however we also had:
Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea), Meadow Waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis), Balckening Waxcap, (Hygrocybe conica),  Agaricus Moelleri, Deceiver (laccaria lacatta- also Amethsy Deceiver), Clouded Funnel (Clitocybe nebularis), Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fusiculare), Buttercap (Rhodocollybia butyracea), Viscid Earthtongue (Glutinoglossum glutinosum), Eyelash Fungi (probably Scuttelinia scutelata), Tawny Funnel (Lepista flacida), Common Funnel (Clitocybe gibba), Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum - making itself the meal of the Brown Brain Fungus),Daedaleopsis confragosa), Cramp Balls (daldinia concentrica), Beechwoodwart (Hypoxylon fragiforme), Beech Jellydisk (Neobulgaria pura), Turkey Tail (trametes versicolor), Omphalia sp. Common earthball( Scleroderma citrium) and Scaly earthball ( s.verrucosum), Stump Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme), Candlesnuff (Xylaria hypoxylon).

Once again a big thanks to Di and Emily!

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