Thursday 5 December 2013

Granta Park Fungi Foray - 8 November

Peter Walker, a volunteer at The Wildlife Trust identified the fungi found and prepared this list:

Auricularia auricula-judae Wood Jelly Ear on dead branches
Auricularia mesenterica Tripe fungus on stumps & logs
Agrocybe molesta = dura Bearded field cap In soil among grass in wood
Collybia cirrhata Piggyback Shanklet Tiny on old Inonotus hispidus
Coniophora puteana Wet Rot Resupinate on dead branch
Coprinus atramentarius Common Ink Cap On grassy bank
Coprinus disseminatus Crumble Cap /Fairy InkCcap Masses on stumps & buried roots
Coprinus flocculosus?? On rotten log (not Sure)
Coprinus micaceus Glistening Ink Cap In litter in woodland
Crepidotus cesatii ? Oysterling On twig
Daldinia concentrica King Alfred's Cake On fallen Ash branch
Entoloma serceum var cinereopacum Silky Pink Gill Dark brown in grass
Galerina laevis ?? Small grooved & orange in grass
Galerina marginata = autumnalis Funeral Bell On dead wood
Hebeloma crustuliniforme Poison Pie In grass
Lepiota castanea Chestnut Dapperling Small with brown scales & ring on stem
Lipista nuda Wood Blewit Violet blue very small specimen
Meripilus giganteus Giant Polypore Base of dead stump tufted brackets
Mycena acicula Orange Bonnet Tiny  orange bonnet in mosses on stump
Mycena flavo-alba Ivory Bonnet Small white on logs in moss
Mycena galericulata Common Bonnet Trooping on logs
Mycena hiemalis Tiny tan colour in moss on trees & logs
Mycena olida Rancid bonnet Tiny white in moss on tree trunks
Mycena vitilis Snapping Bonnet Greyish in litter
Nectria cinnabarina Coral Spot Pink blobs on twig
Pluteus leoninus Lion Shield Yellow cap pink spores on wood
Pluteus umbrosus Velvet Shield Dark crinkled velvety cap on wood
Polyporus squamosus Dryads Saddle Tan bracket on stump
Psathyrella conopilus Conical Brittle-stem In grass in wood
Rhytisma acerinum Sycamore Tar Spot On leaves
Trametes vesicolor Turkey Tail On dead wood
Clitocybe truncicola  decaying log

Some photos of fungi from Granta Park are included at: (number 16-107) and we hope to put a few of them here.

The Aims of Abington Naturewatch

At their meeting on 9 April 2005 the members approved this revised version of the aims of Abington Naturewatch:

  • To monitor and record the wildlife (fauna & flora) within the borders of the Abingtons;
  • To encourage protection of our wildlife, maintain its quality and foster its diversity;
  • To promote awareness of the richness, potential and problems of the natural environment of the Abingtons;
  • To cooperate in improving access to the local natural environment for the benefit of all Abington villagers.

Pat Daunt, Founder

The organisation is informal and communication is by email if possible; members are notified of events from time to time. Contact details are maintained by a small "project team". There is currently no membership fee as costs are covered by voluntary contributions at events.

Members are encouraged to report notable sightings of flora and fauna within the Abingtons to the appropriate sector coordinator and an illustrated record is published annually.

A map of the area covered, with some features noted, is available here:>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871.

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (