Pig Bush and Penerley Wood - Sun 23 Sep 2012
Field event ID: HF1217
OS Grid areas: SU3604 SU3704
Weather: The foray started in light rain which became steadily heavier and heavier during the course of the morning, reflecting the widespread amber flood warnings for the UK.
Report: This was a day to remember, not so much for the fungi as for the rain or perhaps we have all forgotten what it is like to be in a downpour. I certainly learnt my trousers were not waterproof anymore! Despite the weather there was a record turn out for the year, due in part to a visit by stalwart members of the Herts Fungus group to the New Forest but also to several newcomers who braved the weather. All were very welcome. Apart from one or two hot spots the day was not very prolific. Early on in the day there were several large displays of Laetiporus sulphureus (Sulphur polypore) and during the day were saw several different species of Russula, something that we have not seen all summer. One visitor from Herts decided to try the sport of mud swimming but just managed to avoid a full immersion. We left early at lunchtime but one of last to return brought a few examples of the 'hairy' capped Marasmius hudsonii (Holly Parachute), a holly leaf specialist.
Agaricus campestris, Amanita citrina var. citrina, Amanita fulva, Amanita rubescens var. rubescens, Athelia decipiens, Basidioradulum radula, Cantharellus cibarius, Daedalea quercina, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Fistulina hepatica, Fuscoporia ferrea, Ganoderma australe, Hypomyces chrysospermus, Laccaria laccata, Lachnum niveum, Lactarius semisanguifluus, Lactarius tabidus, Laetiporus sulphureus, Leccinum cyaneobasileucum, Leccinum variicolor, Marasmiellus ramealis, Marasmius hudsonii, Mycena haematopus, Naucoria escharioides, Naucoria sphagneti, Oudemansiella mucida, Panaeolus papilionaceus var. papilionaceus, Panaeolus semiovatus var. semiovatus, Paxillus involutus, Phanerochaete velutina, Phellinus igniarius, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pluteus cervinus, Pluteus phlebophorus, Polyporus leptocephalus, Pseudoboletus parasiticus, Rhodocollybia maculata, Russula aeruginea, Russula betularum, Russula claroflava, Russula cyanoxantha, Russula grisea, Russula nobilis, Russula ochroleuca, Russula velenovskyi, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma citrinum, Scutellinia scutellata, Skeletocutis nivea, Stereum hirsutum, Trametes versicolor, Trichaptum abietinum, Tricholoma fulvum, Trochila ilicina, Xerula radicata