|Dick with Tricholoma fulvum (the Birch Knight)
Roy Watling, who surveyed Carrifran before the first trees were planted reports:
"A successful foray on the 11th to Carrifran in the Scottish Borders yielded amongst other things a clutch of Pink-gills (Entoloma politum, E. rhodopolium and E. sericatum) and a good fruiting of Lactarius aspideus under the willow. Fungus-wise apart from the expected willow, hazel and birch inhabitants it was instructive to find Marasmius setosus growing on hazel leaves, a less frequent host it usually being beech; there was a good haul of small mycenoid and marasmioid fungi. A full list can be supplied to anyone interested."
Thanks to the Clyde and Argyll fungus group for surveying Carrifran and taking the time to teach us all about the fungi we found and Richard from NTS for his assistance and taking the great photos!
Community and Education Officer.