Home Forums PUBLIC DISCUSSION BOARD FORAY REPORT , COCKFIELD FELL , SUN , 15th OCT

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    John
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    A small group of 4 went out on Cockfield Fell . Rachel , Jill , Val and myself accompanied by Rachel’s
    7 yr old daughter Elizabeth , who helpfully found a lot of fungi for us , and their dog Oscar , a well behaved Golden Labrador .

    A colourful team of 11 Hygrocybes was found , 1. Ceracea

    2.Coccinea 4.Conica 5.Fornicata 3.Colemanniana

    7.Mucronella 6.Laeta 8.Psittacina 11.Virginea

    9.Quietus 10.Russocoriacea

    There were also clubs , corals , earth tongues and a Scarlet Caterpillarclub . Our best find though was amongst the abundant cystoderma amianthinum , squamanita paradoxa , the Powdercap Strangler ! It takes over its host , using its stipe but replacing the cap and gills with its own .

    Jill doing a Fungi Workshop at the Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists’ Field Club collected specimens although there were no rusts today , she couldn’t resist some tempting tiny dung fungi . Rachel gave a tip of how better to preserve fungi for a longer period , wrap them in moss in the fridge . Finally , we all enjoyed Rachel’s delicious apple cake before we departed .

    Mike

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