Saturday, 16 November 2013

New Forest Fungal Foray

LAST weekend the sun shone, and although cold, it which meant that we just had to head for the New Forest for a fungal foray...we weren't the only ones interested in what lurked in the undergrowth however...

No ours - but very lovely...

Pigs belonging to the commoners are allowed to roam free to eat panage

A good scratch on the post was a very popular activity

There was a real urgency to their foraging - they were not afraid of people - quite the opposite

Honey fungus?

An amazing lichen

Panther cap Amanita pantherina?

The Sickener Russula emetica?

False Death Cap Amanita citrina var. alba?

Not sure what these species all are however.  The red one I think is a Russula and the white ones with veils probably Amanitas.  Any guidance is very gratefully accepted.


  1. Can't help with the fungi, I'm afraid. On the basis that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing I prefer to leave them unidentified and just eat the ones sold in Tesco! The pigs are Gloucester Spots and Tamworths though.

  2. Very good John! I think that we mainly found poisonous ones! Those pigs were great. There were no adult Tamworths interestingly.


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