Thanks for your support for the UKFD event on Saturday 8th October 2016.
Although fungi were far less readily found than in earlier years, there were some remarkable finds. I am working through the records and pictures and will circulate details as soon as I’ve got something assembled.
The find of the pale cream club fungus, Clavaria amoenoides, on the grassland behind the house was very special – previously only 6 confirmed UK records (2 of these from Pembrokeshire).
Our visiting expert, Slavomir, was hoping to find a rare group of fungi called Fanvaults – and was not disappointed when a collection turned up alongside the woodland track. He later returned to the same place and found a further 6 collections!. It seems likely that at least 3 of these will be new species for the UK – he was amazed to find so many in one spot. He is currently working on this group so it may be a year or so before the DNA is completed and analysed and the paper published. Orielton should feature prominently.
I think it will be fair to say that the Orielton visit has been the highlight of Slavomir’s visit to the UK.
If you have any good pictures from the event you are happy to share, please send them to me and I will ensure Adam/Mike get a copies for the the website.
About 20 of us turned up on a pleasant sunny day, expecting to find very little, due to dry conditions, but we were pleasantly surprised and found a good number of species, including Dune Waxcaps, Dune Stinkhorns, Conocybe dunensis, Psathyrella ammophila as well as a new Welsh record, Psathyrella bipellis.