Earlham Cemetery never fails to impress! 30 October 2022

Earlham Cemetery in Norwich is one of my favourite places and a rather good fungi find by Vanna had me arranging a visit there. Jeremy very kindly offered to show me them as they aren't easy to find after the council mowed the biggest and best ones!

Sunday morning was rather wet but I was greeted at 'Chez Bartlett' with 2 nice fungi specimens even before we ventured out - a macabre fungi (probably Pterostichus madidus)  that had consumed a ground beetle sp and False Charcoal Burner which Jeremy had performed various id experiments on! 

We set off in the rain calling in at Jeremy's allotment first where he pointed out Stubble Rosegill, Grooved Bonnet, Giant Polypore and Shaggy Bracket before we carried on to the cemetery.

In the western section we found our main target - the rare Aromatic Pinkgill (which smelled faintly sweet and pear-drop like) and nearby Wood Pinkgill and the stunning Redlead Roundhead growing in profusion on woodchip under pines. On the walk back we also noted a single Blue Roundhead and Cushion Bracket growing on plum on the very edge of the cemetery by Colman Road.

We dried off over a cuppa and a natter back at their house.

                                                                                      probable Pterostichus madidus on ground beetle
                                                                                                                            False Charcoal Burner
                                                                                                                                Grooved Bonnet
                                                                                                                                Stubble Rosegill
                                                                                                                                    Shaggy Bracket
                                                                                                                                  Aromatic Pinkgill
                                                                                                                                     Wood Pinkgill

                                                                                                                                Redlead Roundhead
                                                                                                                                 Blue Roundhead
                                                                                                                               Cushion Bracket

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