Spearywell Wood - Sat 30 Jul 2016
OS Grid areas: SU3127 SU3128
Report: The first full survey of the year started to the sound of barking as we had to share the car park and the woodland with a rescue dogs training event. We did contemplate asking whether the dogs could sniff out fungi but thought better of it :-) When we did set out, using our own limited senses to guide us, the finds were sporadic, with nothing being found for several minutes then three species turning up on a single log. As might have been expected, most of the species were associated with rotting wood with just a couple of Russulas to entertain Eric. The exception being a collection of hairy orange cups found by Sara which led to a discussion about the differences between Cheilymenia, Scutellinia, Melastiza, Anthrocobia etc (which continued even after the fungus had been identified (Cheilymenia/Scutellinia cruipila, if you are interested...) After an entertaining lunch watching horntails (Uroceras gigas) depositing eggs into a fallen larch we moved on to the log pile of the day with Alan uncovering an impressive collection of the Crepidotus-like Entoloma jahnii and some beautiful Catinella olivacea under a single log. However find of the day will go to Sue R for Sistotrema porulosum, should it be confirmed.
Amanita fulva, Bjerkandera adusta, Botryobasidium aureum, Calocera cornea, Calocera viscosa, Catinella olivacea, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Daldinia concentrica, Entoloma jahnii, Ganoderma australe, Heterobasidion annosum, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hyphoderma transiens, Mucronella calva, Peniophorella praetermissa, Peziza arvernensis, Pluteus chrysophaeus, Resinicium bicolor, Russula ochroleuca, Russula velenovskyi, Scleroderma citrinum, Scutellinia crucipila, Skeletocutis vulgaris, Steccherinum ochraceum, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum subtomentosum, Stypella dubia, Trichaptum abietinum, Trichoderma citrinum