October 22nd 2022 – Fungi Foray October 22nd 2022 – Fungi Foray A fine sunny morning for a fungi foray, 19 fungi fans joined Hiram and Francis for a wander in the woods. It wasn’t long before we were meeting our first fungi. Blue roundhead, a stunning species. A fly agaric, great to see this iconic species flourishing. Candlesnuff, very common but not always easy to spot. Yellow fan, an extremely rare fungi seems to be flourishing in Haw Park Wood this year. Striated birds nest, what an incredible species, there were loads of them scattered around. Our friends just couldn’t resist a few pictures to take away. The beautiful sulphur tuft. Smell is sometimes an important aid to identification. Stinking dapperling, it’s smell is what you would expect. Common puffball, so cute. You need sharp eyes to spot some species. Ramaria stricta, upright coral, one of the more unusual shapes of fungus in Haw Park wood. Not all species are easily identifiable in the field, sometimes Francis just has to take some home for a spell under the microscope. Chairman Ricky thanks Hiram and Francis for a brilliant morning and presents small tokens of our appreciation.