My Warden had other business first thing this morning , up on the Greensand Ridge . While he dealt with that , I went for a look for fungi after a cool night . A sample of the species found were :- Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca - False Chanterelle , Lycoperdon foetidum ,Lactarius quietus / Oak Milk-cap ,
Boletus badius / Bay boletus ,Sparassis crispa , an unusual cauliflower like species , parasitic at the base of conifers . Boletus edulis / Cep or Penny Bun , the basis of most dried Mushroom soup , Calocera viscosa , a young specimen ,Amanita rubescens / The Blusher , I managed to catch it before it changed it's hair style like Dean's ones did ,
Langermannia gigantea / Giant Puff-ball , (£1 coin for size comparison) ,
and lastly , Coprinus plicatilis . Some work did get done eventually , but that came to a halt with the onset of heavy rain , for once forecasted correctly .
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