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Fungi event at Colney finds rare species

Thursday 17th October 2013

GreenAcres Woodland Burials – Colney were delighted to welcome local Fungi expert Dr.Tony Leech and members of the Norfolk Fungus Study Group for a recent Fungi discovery afternoon in the woodland.

43 species were identified in the Chestnut Knoll and Bluebell Rise areas of the 12-acre woodland burial park, including species such as the Golden Bootleg (Phaeolepiota aurea), a scarce and striking fungus, and the first record for Norfolk for the nationally rare species Lepiota cortinarius, which caused much excitement amongst both the experts and attendees.

The woodland is rich with fungi during the Autumn months and it was great to have the experts on hand to tell us more about the fascinating species at the park.  A full species list is available by emailing [email protected]

Our grateful thanks to Dr Tony Leech and the Norfolk Fungus Study Group for their knowledge and expertise during this event, and the attendees for their enthusiasm in making this a wonderful afternoon in the Colney woodland.

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