Waxing lyrically over Waxcaps – A Successful Fungi Foray

A team of twenty helped to successfully survey the grounds of Nettlecombe Court Field Studies Centre (FSC)  for the nationally rare Waxcap fungi as part of the New Ecologists Waxcap Fungi training workshop.  Nearly 30 species of fungi were found including a number of waxcaps. A big thankyou to the ‘fun guy’ tutor Pat Watts Mabbot from Exmoor National Park and the FSC for hosting. Our New Ecologists training programme for 2015 is currently being finalised so watch this space! And don’t forget if you have seen any Waxcap mushrooms please please report them to the Exmoor Wildwatch team. I would love to write more but there isn’t mushroom..

Tutor Pat elaborates

The full list of finds:

Hygrocybe persistens
Clavulinopsis corniculata
Hygrocybe conica
Hygrocybe russocoriacea
Hygrocybe virginea
Hygrocybe psittacina
Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Psilocybe semilanceata
Mycena flavoalba
Clavaria fistulosa
Hygrocybe ovina
Hygroybe chlorophana
Bolbitius titubans
Clavulinopsis helvola
Laccaria laccata
Laccaria bicolour
Lactarius deterrimus
Hygrocybe pratensis
Hygrophorus camarophyllus
Boletus porosporus
Clavulina cristata
Macrotyphula fistulosa
Clavaria fumosa
Macrolepiota mastoidea
Chlorophyllum rhacodes
Clitocybe geotropa

Let the identification begin !

Identification – aided by cake and guides

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