Fungus Foray at Haslemere

The Fungus Foray group Picture by Martin Scalway
The Fungus Foray group Picture by Martin Scalway

A FUNGUS foray on to Marley Common proved productive and informative for members of the Haslemere Natural History Society

Led by Sara Shepley, the foray found fungi immediately in the car park, where a cluster of vivid yellow sulphur tuft and leathery artist’s bracket were discovered growing.

Walking into the woods, the society members found more fungi, including amanitas, boletes, deceivers, milkcaps and bonnets.

The many different specimens gave the chance to discuss the diagnostic tests used to identify them, including the habitat, structure and spore prints and examination of the gills and the spore spreading characteristics.

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