Blashford Lakes - Sun 4 May 2014
Field event ID: HF1403
New to HFRG and VC11: Agrocybe paludosa
OS Grid areas: SU1507 SU1508
Report: (Eric Janke) Blashford lakes is quite a mixed site, with stands of damp woodland between the gravel pits themselves. The damp spring encouraged the fruiting of a range of agarics with many of the familiar genera making an appearance - even a Russula to get Eric out of hibernation. Several of the species were typically vernal, which aided identification, particulary Cortinarius vernus and Agrocybe paludosa/praecox and the ubiquitous Calocybe gambosa (St Georges mushroom). There were fewer cup-fung with single representatives of Sarcoscypha austriaca (Scarlet Elfcup) and Aleuria aurantica (Orange Peel) and all the Eyelash collections were Scutellinia scutellata but examination of the rotten bark did reveal clusters of the urchin like Lasiosphaeria canescens. Again, there were ample ”paint-jobs“ to keep Paul on his knees and he collected three of his target species: Stypella dubia (twice), Tomentella crinalis and Botryobasidium candicans. To finish, we even had half a large Hankea utriformis (Mosaic puffball) - it may be a few months before we exceed this species count.
Agrocybe paludosa, Aleuria aurantia, Auricularia auricula-judae, Botryobasidium candicans, Calocybe gambosa, Ceriporia viridans, Coprinellus disseminatus, Coprinellus micaceus, Cortinarius vernus, Crepidotus calolepis, Datronia mollis, Diatrype bullata, Echinosphaeria canescens, Exidia glandulosa, Gymnopus dryophilus, Hemimycena tortuosa, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hypholoma fasciculare, Hypomyces aurantius, Inocybe rimosa, Laccaria laccata, Lachnum virgineum, Lycoperdon utriforme, Mycena acicula, Mycena pura, Mycena tenerrima, Peniophorella pubera, Phanerochaete sordida, Phellinus igniarius, Phellinus pomaceus, Phlebiella sulphurea, Phlebiopsis ravenelii, Physisporinus sanguinolentus, Piptoporus betulinus, Pluteus cervinus, Polyporus leptocephalus, Polyporus tuberaster, Proliferodiscus pulveraceus, Resinicium bicolor, Russula grisea, Sarcoscypha austriaca, Schizopora paradoxa, Scutellinia scutellata, Skeletocutis vulgaris, Steccherinum fimbriatum, Stereum hirsutum, Stypella dubia, Tomentella crinalis, Trametes gibbosa, Trametes versicolor