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Fungi Foray

Prees Heath Common Reserve is a great place to visit for a fungi foray,

At the present time you can see some excellent specimens of Parasol (Macrolepiota procera)  which are located  not far from the Control Tower.  The photographs below were taken on 4 consecutive days to illustrate the rapid growth.  The diameter of the larger specimen was 8.5 inches (21.6 cms) when measured on the 4th  day.  The identity was confirmed with help from iSpot.   

 iSpot is a website aimed at helping anyone identify anything in nature.  

 

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18th Augst 2013 19th August 2013
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20th August 2013 21st August 2013