We were pleased that John and Doreen Bailey from the North Somerset and Bristol Fungus Group could join us to lead our foray and give us a report on the fungi we found.
This continues the work to record fungi on the Hill carried out by Justin Smith before his untimely death last year. John and Doreen have led several forays for the National Trust at Tyntesfield and were recomended to us by several members of the Bristol Naturalists Society.
The morning fog lifted to give a sunny and warm walk and Troopers Hill provided a good range of fungi including several different wax caps. A new find was two types of earth tongues. Also seen were fly agaric and brown roll rim. The start of the walk in Troopers Hill Field had shown what a large range of fungi could be found on the felled sections of trees.
A collection was made for the Justin Smith Foundation which we were pleased to be able to pass to Lucy and Wilf who joined us on the walk. John & Doreen are also donating their fee to the Foundation.
The report on what was found on this foray, together with Justin Smith's reports from earlier forays can be seen here. You can hear Justin talking about fungi and lichens as part of our Audio Trail; see our Troopers Trails page.
Supported by the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Bristol Green Capital Fund