UK Fungus Day - Hillier Gardens - Sat 11 Oct 2014
Field event ID: HF1418
OS Grid areas: SU3723
Weather: A showery day following the first week of significant rainfall for a month.
Report: This was the first time the group had put on a display at Hillier Gardens alongside the usual foray activity in the grounds. Hillier Gardens has a light and airy room accessible from the lawns and provided us with excellent tables and help. Group members had collected about 120 species to display on the tables alongside books, leaflets, microscopes and children's activities. The morning foray was well attended and dispite dire predictions plenty of fungi were found to admire and discuss. During the day there was a stream of visitors to view the display who showed a keen interest in all things fungal. The group members present felt the activity should be repeated next year with some changes to the programme.
Abortiporus biennis, Agaricus campestris var. campestris, Amanita citrina var. citrina, Amanita muscaria, Bolbitius titubans var. titubans, Boletus cisalpinus, Clavaria fragilis, Clitopilus prunulus, Coprinellus micaceus, Crucibulum laeve, Cyathus striatus, Dacrymyces stillatus, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Ganoderma australe, Geastrum triplex, Grifola frondosa, Gymnopilus junonius, Gymnopus peronatus, Hapalopilus nidulans, Helvella crispa, Inocybe geophylla var. geophylla, Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina, Laccaria laccata, Lacrymaria lacrymabunda, Leccinum scabrum, Leccinum schistophilum, Lenzites betulina, Mycena pseudocorticola, Parasola conopilus, Paxillus involutus, Phaeolus schweinitzii, Pholiota gummosa, Polyporus leptocephalus, Rickenella fibula, Schizopora paradoxa, Scleroderma citrinum, Stereum rugosum, Stropholoma aurantiacum, Tarzetta cupularis, Tricholoma fulvum, Tubaria furfuracea