Highlights of the visit included finds, at Stackpole, of Entoloma bloxamii (Big blue pinkgill), Geoglossum atropurpureum (Dark purple earthtongue) and Hypocreopisis rhododendri (Hazel gloves) all of which are species of conservation concern in the UK.
Dave Levell completed the collection by bringing along one of the Lost and Found target species, the smut Entyloma eryngii-maritimi, on a specimen of Sea Holly from Freshwater West – an excellent find.
Another find which was of particular interest to the group was a collection of blackening waxcaps consistent with the description for Hygrocybe olivaceonigra. The specimens were found on the dunes at Broadhaven (South) and retained by Kew for DNA testing. More info on the Lost & Found Project