Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers RSPB Phoenix

Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorer Leaders fungi foray.
Sunday 11th October 2009
With North West Fungus Group experts, Liz Moore and Tim, on hand
to help explain the best approach to identifying fungi in the field,
Wildlife Explorers Leaders had a brilliant morning discovering more
about these diverse and fascinating organisms.
Fungi foray
Teaching model of fungi structure.

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Golden waxcap.                                                                 Honey fungus.

Fungi foray

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Turkey tail.                                                                 A boletus showing pore structure.

A fungal foray around the reserve resulted in 24 species being located and identified,
not a bad collection given the previous month of dry weather.
Remains of Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
Angel Bonnet Cap (Mycena arcangeliana)
Purple Brittlegill (Russula atropurpurea)
Candle Snuff fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon)
Golden Waxcap (Hygrocybe chlorophana)
The Blusher (Amanita rubescens)
Blushing Bracket (Daedalopsis confragosa)
Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea)
Porcelain Fungus (Oudemansiella mucida)
Ochre Brittlegill (Russula ochroleuca)
Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)
Oysterling (Crepidotus mollis)
Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes)
Cinnamon porecrust (Phellinus ferreus)
Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)
Orange slime mould
Fiery Milk Cap (Lactarius pyrogalus)
Willow Shield (Pluteus salicinus)
Pleated Ink Cap (Coprinus plicatilis)
Red Cracked Boletus (Boletus chrysenteron)
Jelly Rot fungus (Phlebia tremellosa)
Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolour)
King Alfred's Cakes/ Cramp balls (Daldinia concentrica)

Many thanks to the North West Fungus Group
and in particular their experts Liz Moore and Tim,
who gave up their time to identify and explain about these fascinating fungi.