Catfield Hall Fungus Foray, 7 October 2023

A superb foray out with the Norfolk Fungus Study Group. One of the good things about outings with the NFSG is gaining access to places that would normally be out of bounds and the estate of Catfield Hall was just that. 

About a dozen of us explored a mixture of habitats - alder carr, reedbeds, meadows, wet marshland and beech/oak woodland. And boy did we finish with an impressive list and some absolute stunners!

I won't list every species but the best were probably Alder Scalycap, Scaly Fibrecap, the incredibly rare Frogbit Smut, Vermillion Waxcap, Glistening Waxcap, Greyshank Bolete, Brown Birch Bolete, Parasitic Bolete, Plain Earthtongue, Swamp Webcap, Alder Webcap, Crested Coral, Earthfan, Ergot, Alder Tongue, Golden Scalycap, Blackening Brittlegill, Spectacular Rustgill, Beech Milkcap, Rufous Milkcap, Ugly Milkcap, White Saddle, Sphagnum Brownie, Rush Bonnet, Star Pinkgill, Bulbous Fibrecap, Lilac Bonnet, Bald Inkcap, Beechmast Candlesnuff and Purple Brittlegill. Needless to say many of these were completely new for me.      

Into the bargain Jeremy brought along a couple of specimens for 'pot ticks' - Warty Cavalier and Ascot Hat and Stewart did the same with some lovely moths - Clancy's Rustic, Delicate, Pink-barred Sallow and Mervielle du Jour. On the foray Vanna found us Noon Fly and the harvestman Lophopilio palpinalis.

                                                                                                                                Vermillion Waxcap

                                                                                                                               Glistening Waxcap
                                                                                                                                 Brown Birch Bolete
                                                                                                                                   Ugly Milkcap
                                                                                                                                  Alder Scalycap

                                                                                                                              Woolly Fibrecap
                                                                                                                                 Crested Coral
                                                                                                       Parasitic Bolete on Common Earthball
                                                                                                                                   Swamp Webcap
                                                                                                                              Eyelash fungus sp
                                                                                                                            Greyshank Bolete
                                                                                                                              Purple Brittlegill
                                                                                                                                 Frogbit Smut
                                                                                                                               Sphagnum Brownie
                                                                                                                                          to be id'd
                                                                                                                          to be id'd
                                                                                                                             Alder Tongue
                                                                                                                                Brittlegill sp
                                                                                                                       White Saddle
                                                                                                                            Lilac Bonnet
                                                                                                                           Blackening Brittlegill
                                                                                                                           Beechmast Candlesnuff
                                                                                                                              Beech Milkcap
                                                                                                                            Plain Earthtongue

                                                                                                                              Golden Scalycap
                                                                                                                           Lophopilio palpinalis
                                                                                                                                 Noon Fly

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