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Pierrepont Farm
wildlife monitoring report November 2011

On 19th November 2011, a fungal foray was held in Wey Wood. This comprised a species list with micro-habitat noted. A total of 24 species was recorded, which is quite good for a small area of woodland, Wey Wood being a relict piece of ancient woodland on the farm.

The results are shown in the table below.

Genus Species Common name Micro-habitat
Coprinus micaceous Ink-cap Base of a beech
Fistulina hepatica Beefsteak fungus On an oak
Mycena vitilis Snapping bonnet Solitary on woodland floor
Macrolepiota rhacodes Shaggy parasol On the ground
Mycena galericulata Common bonnet On dead wood
Mycena inclinata Clustered bonnet On dead wood
Trametes versicolor Turkeytail Fallen (?beech) branch
Collybia butyracea Butter cap Leaf litter
Lepista nuda Wood blewit Leaf litter
Clitocybe nebularis Clouded funnel On the ground
Xylaria hypoxylon Candlesnuff fungus On dead wood
Mycena ?rorida Dripping bonnet On a twig
Mycena pura Lilac bonnet Leaf litter (beech)
Oudemansiella mucida Porcelain fungus On beech tree (part dead)
Scleroderma citrinum Common earthball On the ground
Oudemansiella radicata Rooting shank On a small branch
Stereum hirsutum Hairy curtain crust On a dead branch
Clitocybe geotropa (maxima) Trooping funnel On leaf litter under rhododendron
Crepidotus variabilis Variable oysterling On a twig
Mycena ?stylobates Bulbous bonnet On a twig
Exidia albida White brain fungus On a twig
Clitocybe gibba Common funnel Woodland floor
Lycoperdon perlatum Common puffball Woodland floor
Piptoporus betulinus Birch polypore On a birch

Brian Lavers wrote an article about this survey in December 2011. His report also contain photographs of six of the fungi found.