Bridgham Fungus Foray, 10 December 2022

The latest foray with the Norfolk Fungus Study Group was to Stonehouse Farm at Bridgham on the edge of the Brecks. The farmer there farms 150 acres for sheep and has a mixture of habitats on the farm which we were keen to explore. As part of the Breckland Farmers Wildlife Network he was very keen to find out what fungi he has and joined us for the first couple of hours. 

Despite the freezing and foggy conditions we had a good turnout and bearing in mind the several days of frost we have had and the lateness of the date the 143 species of fungi found during the day was beyond anyone's wildest dreams. 

The pick of the fungi and photos are shown below and hopefully I have labelled them right! Into the bargain we also recorded a great variety of attractive slime moulds and a Winter Moth. Birds included Siskin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker and Common Buzzard in the frigid conditions.

As ever a huge thanks to the organisers and recorders on the day and those who took home specimens for analysis. Also for the kind hospitality of our hosts for the day.

                                                                                                                      Slime moulds - various
                                                                                                                          Raspberry Slime Mould
                                                                                    Gall of Yellow Flat-footed Fly on Artists Bracket
                                                                                                                               Bicoloured Bracket
                                                                                                                         Bleeding Broadleaf Crust
                                                                                                                                Bleeding Oak Crust
                                                                                                                                  Bowl Hoodie
                                                                                                                                  Brown Cup
                                                                                                                     Common Stump Brittlestem
                                                                                                                                       Crimped Gill
                                                                                                                               Deer Shield
                                                                                                                                     Dewdrop Bonnet
                                                                                                                              Earpick Fungus
                                                                                                                             Hazel Porecrust
                                                                                                                            Laquered Bracket
                                                                                                                               Mycena smithiana
                                                                                                                           Pale Yellow Splash Tooth
                                                                                                                                  Sprucecone Cap
                                                                                                                                   Sulphur Disco
                                                                                                                           Tuberous Polypore

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