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Foray members: Matthew Hutchings, Sean Hannan

This was a foray with a friend and there were mushrooms everywhere, I think its going to be a good season. There were even some early ceps but none of the photos were that good and they were too wormy for the kitchen.

Amanita Rubescens - The Blusher

Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 3cm
Height: 3cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Soil
Comments:
This was in a clearing surrounded by old beech trees, there were several specimens.
Pluteus Cervinus - Fawn Shield Cap

Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 6cm
Height: 5cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech or Oak
Comments:
Nice specimen growing alone on a dead tree.
Xerocomus Badius - Bay Bolete

Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 7cm
Height: 5cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Comments:
A very slimy specimen.


Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 3cm
Height: 4cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Comments:
Young and maggot-free specimen which we took back for the kitchen.
Lactarius Deterrimus - False Saffron Milkcap

Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 6cn
Height: 4cm
Terrain: Mixed woodland
Substrate: Soil
Comments:
Plenty of these around, I've always wanted to try them as they are popular on the continent, particularly Spain but they all had maggot holes which puts me off immediately.

Picture Type: Gills
Leccinum Versipelle - Orange Birch Bolete

Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 2cm
Height: 2cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Soil
Comments:
A very young specimen, they are very good for cooking at this size.


Picture Type: Cap close-up
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 5cm
Height: 7cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Soil
Comments:
This is a very vivid mushroom and the colours (and position in this case) make it a great photographic subject.

Picture Type: From below

Picture Type: Side view

Picture Type: Side view
Meripilus Giganteus - Giant Polypore

Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Soil
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
These mushrooms were spectacular, you could see them from a long way away. They had surrounded an old beech and ranged from tiny to massive.

Picture Type: Cap close-up

Picture Type: Side view

Picture Type: Close-up

Picture Type: Close-up

Picture Type: Lower surface

Picture Type: Top view

Picture Type: Lower surface

Picture Type: Front view
Unidentified Specimens

Picture Type: Close-up
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Diameter: 8cm
Height: 4cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Soil
Comments:
A Russula, I think it may be R. Lepida due to the flushed stem and gills which are red tinged at the margin. New to this species though so any help welcome.

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