Whitlingham and Bluebell Wood, Norwich, 10 October 2023

With a day off I decided to head for the woods at Whitlingham for my first autumn look there for fungi.

Starting at the far eastern end by the by-pass I worked my way through the woods as far back as the picnic meadow. The undoubted highlight was Yellow Shield growing out of a rotting stump but other goodies were Shaggy Scalycap, Jelly Rot, Cucumber Cap, Smoky Bracket, Lumpy Bracket, Rooting Shank and an Eyelash Fungus sp. A few colourful slime moulds were also seen.

With time to spare I then headed to Bluebell Wood beside the Eaton Park pitch and putt course. A week after Jeremy found the rare Warty Cavalier there I was very pleasantly surprised to find a fresh specimen had since popped up (I could see his mushy specimens close by!). Also there were Yellow Stainer, Deathcap, Bolete Mould and Parasol

                                                                                                                                Yellow Shield

                                                                                                                           Shaggy Scalycap
                                                                                                                                    Jelly Rot
                                                                                                                                 Cucumber Cap
                                                                                                                                  Slime mould sp
                                                                                                                                  Rooting Shank
                                                                                                                                  Eyelash Fungus
                                                                                                                                 Lumpy Bracket

                                                                                                                                   Slime mould sp

                                                                                                                                 Warty Cavalier
                                                                                                                                    Yellow Stainer

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