Curbridge HWT reserve - Sun 28 Nov 2010
New to HFRG: Hygrophorus penarius, Tephrocybe confusa
OS Grid areas: SU5211
Weather: A very cold, grey day after a severe overnight frost, as the unexpectedly very early cold snap continued.
Report: A cold easterly wind was blowing all day, although being in the woods and in a comparatively sheltered valley, its effect was somewhat diminished! (with bit of imagination, no doubt!). The sun tried to struggle through the grey low cloud, occasionally – but under the trees, it made little difference to the brave forayers, and the weather forecast of probable snow never materialised!
The cold weather made sure that many of the fungus fruiting bodies were frozen solid! Some that we managed to find, that were snugly buried in the very deep ground cover of leaves, were more or less, normal! Many specimens were well past their ’sell-by date‘ and a good deal of log rolling and intense study of moss covered fallen trunks and branches was resorted to.
Agaricus sylvaticus, Ascocoryne sarcoides, Basidioradulum radula, Clavulina cinerea, Clitocybe metachroa, Clitocybe nebularis, Clitopilus hobsonii, Coprinellus micaceus, Crepidotus mollis, Dacrymyces stillatus, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Daldinia concentrica, Diatrype bullata, Encoelia furfuracea, Exidia glandulosa, Exidia nucleata, Flagelloscypha minutissima, Fuscoporia ferrea, Galerina marginata, Ganoderma australe, Hemimycena tortuosa, Henningsomyces candidus, Hygrophorus penarius, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hyphodontia sambuci, Hypholoma fasciculare var. fasciculare, Hypoxylon petriniae, Inonotus hispidus, Laccaria amethystina, Laccaria laccata, Laetiporus sulphureus, Lepista flaccida, Lepista nuda, Lycoperdon perlatum, Macrotyphula fistulosa var. contorta, Marasmius epiphylloides, Mensularia radiata, Mycena arcangeliana, Mycena inclinata, Mycena polygramma, Mycoacia uda, Neonectria coccinea, Panellus stipticus, Peniophora incarnata, Peniophora quercina, Phellinus pomaceus, Phlebia rufa, Phlebia tremellosa, Phleogena faginea, Pholiota alnicola var. alnicola, Pholiota gummosa, Piptoporus betulinus, Polyporus leptocephalus, Postia wakefieldiae, Radulomyces confluens, Radulomyces molaris, Rhodocollybia butyracea, Russula ochroleuca, Rutstroemia firma, Schizopora paradoxa, Scutellinia scutellata, Stereum hirsutum, Stereum subtomentosum, Tephrocybe confusa, Trametes versicolor, Tricholoma sulphureum var. sulphureum, Xylaria hypoxylon