Colwick Country Park 09.09.2020
This was our first post-Covid outing which was restricted to 6 members but with only 3 in attendance on this mid-week outing. Di, Mike and I found a paltry disappointing 16 species on this outing in early September. Large sections of Colwick seemed very dry in spite of the recent wet weather and this may have been a factor.
The few species that were found included Willowshield (Pluteus salicinus) found by Di, a first for me. Mike found the Hoof fungus (Fomes fomentarius) which he has an amusing story about getting his daughter to plant 4 in the garden to grow a horse, let’s hope she’s not still sat there waiting! The Grey Coral fungus (Clavulina cinerea) was found by Di, and the rampant parasitic (Armillaria mellea) with their black hyphal strands were seen growing along a fallen Cherry tree. The tasty looking Agaricus xanthodermus was spotted growing alongside the path, but don’t be deceived by how it looks, the yellow stainer can give you quite an upset stomach.
Photo: Nick Clayton