Day 2

24 September 2022

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On the path from the main car park to the Railway Crossing, I saw Coprinellus micaceus (Fig. 2.0).

In the reception area, forward of the timber clad building, I found a number of large white Agaricus species (Fig. 2.1) scattered in the stone chippings.

On the path to Basecamp, I found a Mycena species (Fig. 2.2), a Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (Fig. 2.3) and a yellow slimemould which could have been Mucilago crustacea (Fig. 2.4).


In the grass at the edge of the path, on the Basecamp Loop, I saw Laccaria laccata (Fig. 2.5).

At Basecamp I saw Mutinus caninus (Fig. 2.6), a Bolbitius titubans (Fig. 2.7) and a large brown fungus (Fig. 2.8).


In and around The Dell I saw a red stemmed Xerocomellus species (Fig. 2.9).


I found a juvenile Picipes badius on a large fallen tree (Fig. 2.10), a few tiny Mycena acicula (Fig. 2.11), an Inocybe species (Fig. 2.12) and some Marasmiellus ramealis.

I also spotted a Clavulina species which I think is Clavulina coralloides (Fig. 2.14).

Whereas C. coralloides has white or cream fruitbodies, C. cinerea is very similar in form — both can have either crested or rounded tips — but is grey in colour.

However, when parasitised by micro fungi, C. coralloides can turn to darker shades of grey or brown, making identification difficult.

Further along the Woodland Trail, I found a Peziza species (Fig. 2.15).

Off the path to the right, I found Amanita fulva (Fig. 2.16), followed by what looked like Paxillus involutus (Fig. 2.17).

Past The Outpost, on a pile of logs I found some Calocera cornea (Fig. 2.18), Stereum subtomentosum (Fig. 2.19), and a sprawling yellow slime mould — Fuligo septica (Figs. 2.20).

Back on the path I found Auricularia auricula on a rotting log (Fig. 2.21).

Throughout the fen, as in last week, I found Parasola conopilea.