On Sunday the 15th October around 20 people from the area met at the White Horse Maplehurst for a walk organised by Penny Bullen and lead by local fungi expert Jonathan Simons. The itinerary of the walk was shown in a booklet Jonathan had produced especially for the day and is reproduced with his permission here.
Below are a few photos I took.. Click on them to get larger image. As far as I am aware everyone who ate the fungi is still alive. Please inform me if otherwise so that we can be more careful next year.
This is a list Jonathan sent me detailing our finds on the day:
of Fungi both Found and Eaten on the Nuthurst Society Autumn Walk 2000
***** to * for taste
White Wood Mushroom
Agaricus arvensis Horse Mushroom ****
Agaricus sylvaticus Brown Wood Mushroom ****
Lepiota procera Common Parasol ***
Lepiota rhacodes Shaggy Parasol ***
Boletus edulis Cep ***
Boletus appendiculatus Spindle Bolete **
Clitocybe geotropa Rickstone Funnel-cap *
Armillaria mellea Honey Fungus *
Phallus impudicus Stinkhorn *
with Boletus appendiculatus
which could be termed 'Spindle Bolete'
Gymnopilus junonius -giant Flame-cap
Group of walkers eating the results!
Martin checking to see if it's edible.
DT 3rd November 2000