Friday, 21 November 2014

21st November: Fungal Foray

A team of keen fungi experts recently visited Lindisfarne NNR to search for and record the many species of fungi among the dunes and damp slacks.

Some of the more notable and striking species found include:

Clavulinopsis corniculata, "Meadow common fungus"

Hygrocybe conica, "Witch's hat fungus" - this is a species of waxcap that has become scarce in North Northumberland so to have a population on Lindisfarne NNR is fantastic.

Russula fragilis, common name "Fragile brittlegill"

A very small number of specimens were collected to get a better look at back at the Reserve base, and to allow the most accurate identification under a microscope. Remember to never touch any fungi when out on the Reserve or elsewhere in the countryside - they might be poisonous or rare.

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