Isle of Wight: Parkhurst Forest - Sat 16 Oct 2010
OS Grid areas: SZ4790 SZ4791
Weather: A dry day following generall dry weather on the Island.
Report: The foray in Parkhurst forest on the Isle of Wight is the third year that the group has travelled to the Island. Once again we met up with the local foray group but in addtition the foray was part of a week long visit to the Island by the BMS. The week had been planned by Jacquey and Roger Newton who once again were helped by the valuable input of Colin Pope, the local Senior Ecologist for the Isle of Wight Council. Sadly Alan Outen was unable to attend due to ill health and was very much missed. Conditions were very dry on the Island with far fewer fruting bodies than had been seen on the mainland over recent weeks. Perhaps worth mentioning was the finding of Physalcria cryptomeriae once again on Cryptomeria japonica. As soon as the tree was spotted Alan, Sue and Stuart all rushed to find the small 'gas ball' fungus which seems to found on the dead branches many C japonica trees. It is hard to say who found it first as it was all a joint effort. This was the second find of the week as it had been found in the grounds of North Court where the BMS were based. Penny pointed out the observation that Chalciporus piperatus is virtually always found with Amanita muscaria and it was certainly true on this occasion. Although not on the foray Paul Hugill went to Ventnor Botanic Gardens the following day to photograph the magnificent display of Clathrus ruber that the others had seen earlier in the week.
Amanita citrina var. alba, Amanita gemmata, Amanita muscaria var. muscaria, Amanita rubescens var. rubescens, Armillaria ostoyae, Ascodichaena rugosa, Asterophora parasitica, Auricularia mesenterica, Bjerkandera adusta, Boletus badius, Boletus cisalpinus, Boletus edulis, Boletus pruinatus, Bulbillomyces farinosus, Calocera viscosa, Cantharellus tubaeformis, Chalciporus piperatus, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Clitocybe nebularis, Clitopilus hobsonii, Coprinellus micaceus, Cortinarius bolaris, Crepidotus applanatus var. applanatus, Cylindrobasidium laeve, Daldinia concentrica, Eutypa spinosa, Flagelloscypha minutissima, Ganoderma australe, Ganoderma resinaceum, Gymnopilus junonius, Gymnopus erythropus, Gymnopus peronatus, Helvella crispa, Helvella lacunosa, Helvella macropus, Hydnum repandum, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare, Laccaria amethystina, Lachnum niveum, Lactarius blennius, Lactarius chrysorrheus, Lactarius quietus, Lactarius torminosus, Leccinum scabrum, Lepista flaccida, Lycoperdon perlatum, Lyophyllum konradianum, Marasmiellus ramealis, Mycena diosma, Mycena rorida, Mycena rosea, Oudemansiella mucida, Peniophora quercina, Phaeolus schweinitzii, Phlebia radiata, Phragmidium violaceum, Physalacria cryptomeriae, Pluteus pouzarianus, Pluteus salicinus, Pseudocraterellus undulatus, Rhodocollybia butyracea, Russula atropurpurea, Russula nigricans, Russula ochroleuca, Russula parazurea, Schizopora paradoxa, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma citrinum, Scleroderma citrinum, Stereum gausapatum, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum rameale, Stereum subtomentosum, Tricholoma fulvum, Tricholoma ustale, Tricholomopsis rutilans, Trochila ilicina, Xylaria hypoxylon, Xylaria polymorpha