Biodiversity

27
Jan

January Fungi Discoveries at Boundary Way

At Boundary Way we are continuing our work to learn more about the natural heritage of the allotment and that means taking time to notice the changes in the Community Garden through the seasons. It was exciting that on our last fungi hunt we came across several new types of fungi and also some different variations of some old friends,

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15
Aug

An Artist’s Foray Into Fungi in Photographs

  To mark the start of our mushroom project, artist Hannah Boyd ran a workshop for the artists and team involved in the project to spark their creativity. The workshop was to inspire the artists to see mushrooms and fungi in a new and exciting way to help them create even more amazing artwork throughout the project. Today we are

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23
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Conical Brittlestem

Their distinctive tall, slender stems and little brown conical shaped caps are the distinguishing feature of the Conical Brittlestem, which grows in little groups. These clumps of Conical Brittlestems can be found at the base of trees on layers of leaf and wood litter. Other names: Parasola Conopilus Habitat: Leaf litter in woodlands, particularly beneath Season:  Summer to Autumn This

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13
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Collared Earthstar

Recognisable by it’s star shaped base and round inner fruit body, the Collared Earthstar is an unearthly looking, white-brown coloured specimen. You will find these fungi nestled on the woodland floor, releasing spores from their pointed holes as the wind blows past, or when they are disturbed by rain or animals. A common but intriguing fungi that can be found

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9
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Angel’s Bonnet

With its white colouring and small, bell shaped cap, the Angel’s Bonnet is a delicate looking bonnet fungi that grows in rows on woodland debris, such as rotting wood. It is common throughout the UK and can be distinguished by its grey-brown tinge and ‘medical’ smell. It is usually found growing in small groups. Other names: Mycena arcangeliana, Late-Season Bonnet

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6
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Turkeytail Fungus

The Turkeytail Fungus is one of the most common of the bracket fungi and it helps to recycle fallen wood. It speeds up the rotting process of dead wood and so helps to stop the build up of debris in woodlands and forests. The fruit body has a striped-ring appearance that varies in colour depending on where the fungi is

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