Snetterton/Eccles, 31 October 2023

Fellow fungi nut Jane Adams kindly gave me directions to a Whiskery Milkcap that she had found close to her house on Heath Road between Snetterton and Eccles. As this is an unusual looking species and only the 3rd Norfolk record I wa keen to see it so popped over on a morning off work.

I found it easily using 'What3words' and afterwards set about having an explore of the surrounding area to see what else I could find. The road (track) to the west of the level crossing goes through a massive extended woodyard where thousands of tree trunks have been dumped to rot - a mycologist's dream! Without leaving the track I found Freckled Dapperling, Stump Puffball, Sheathed Woodtuft, Deathcap, Wet Rot, Burgundydrop Bonnet, a big and spectacular Wrinkled Peach, Upright Coral, Yellow Shield, Smoky Bracket, Bleeding Broadleaf Crust, Yellow Stagshorn, Candlesnuff, Silverleaf, Turkeytail and more Sulphur Tuft than I've ever seen before (literally thousands of fruiting bodies). A curious bracket that was bleeding red is yet to be id'd - a sample is being obtained. Whatever it turns out to be it was quite an appropriate one for halloween!

I was also able to show and id some of the finds for Jane, many of which she'd seen previously but didn't know the id.

                                                                                                                                  Whiskery Milkcap
                                                                                                                                Freckled Dapperling
                                                                                                                            Sheathed Woodtuft

                                                                                                                                   Wrinkled Peach
                                                                                                                        Wet Rot
                                                                                                                             Burgundydrop Bonnet
                                                                                                                              Yellow Shield
                                                                                                                             Upright Coral

                                                                                                                       Mystery bracket - to be id'd
                                                                                                                       Stump Puffball

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