New Forest: Eyeworth Wood - Sat 23 Aug 2014
Field event ID: HF1411
OS Grid areas: SU2214 SU2215
Weather: Dry with no rain over the preceding weeks
Report: (EJ) Various factors, including the joys of a BMS foray in the North of Scotland, reduced the forayers to a meagre trio - Paul Hugill, Eric Janke and Ailsa McKee, with a guest appearance from Sue Janke. The species count reflected both the dry weather and the number of eyes but there were a few highlights. We had barely left the car park before we found a clump of large Lactarius controversus, with their characteristic pink gills. There were several good showings of Laetiporous sulphureus (chicken of the woods), some of which had attracted the attentions of a knife-wielding browser. The prize for largest gilled fruit-body of the day went to a group of Pleurotus cornucopiae growing on a holly trunk, while the smallest was the tiny Entoloma jahnii Eric found on some stream debris. Boletes were represented by B. appendiculatus and B. edulis and some young Suillus grevillei but there were almost no Russulas, and those there were refused to drop spores. The only exception was a single R. betularum growing under beech with no obvious birch nearby (although the emphasis should be on “obvious” rather than “no”!).
Amanita rubescens var. rubescens, Boletus appendiculatus, Boletus edulis, Boletus luridiformis var. luridiformis, Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Entoloma jahnii, Fistulina hepatica, Ganoderma australe, Hapalopilus nidulans, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, Hymenochaete rubiginosa, Hymenoscyphus fructigenus, Hyphoderma litschaueri, Hyphoderma roseocremeum, Hyphoderma setigerum, Hypholoma ericaeum, Inocybe rimosa, Laccaria laccata, Lachnum virgineum, Lactarius controversus, Lactarius obscuratus, Lactarius tabidus, Laetiporus sulphureus, Leccinum scabrum, Megacollybia platyphylla, Physisporinus sanguinolentus, Pleurotus cornucopiae, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pluteus cervinus, Russula betularum, Russula caerulea, Russula virescens, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma areolatum, Scleroderma citrinum, Simocybe sumptuosa, Suillus grevillei, Trametes gibbosa