Conifers


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Charcoal Burner (Russula cyanoxantha)
Charcoal Burner (Russula cyanoxantha)
Dogs Stink Horn
Dogs Stink Horn
Hare's Foot Inkcap (Coprinopsis lagopus)
Hare's Foot Inkcap (Coprinopsis lagopus)
Twig Parachute
Twig Parachute
Routing Shank
Routing Shank
Russula - unknown
Russula - unknown
Bay Bollete
Bay Bollete
Bonnet(probably Mycena alcalina)
Bonnet(probably Mycena alcalina)
Artist's Bracket
Artist's Bracket
Shaggy Parasol
Shaggy Parasol
Ink stain bolete (Cyanoboletus pulverulentus)
Ink stain bolete (Cyanoboletus pulverulentus)
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Slender-parasol-Macrolepiota-mastoidea-Custom.JPG
Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft
Macrolepiota excoriata
Macrolepiota excoriata
Charcoal burner (Russula cyanoxantha)
Charcoal burner (Russula cyanoxantha)
Horn of Plenty
Horn of Plenty
Inky Mushroom
Inky Mushroom
Beef Steak on a chestnut stump
Beef Steak on a chestnut stump
Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft
Jelly ear growing on field maple
Jelly ear growing on field maple
Rose gilled agaric
Rose gilled agaric
Brown Birch Bolete
Brown Birch Bolete
Stink Horn
Stink Horn
Yellow stainer (Agaricus xanthodermus)
Yellow stainer (Agaricus xanthodermus)
Deer shield (Pluteus cervinus)
Deer shield (Pluteus cervinus)
Blusher
Blusher
False Chanterelle
False Chanterelle
Jelly Fungus on Sycamore
Jelly Fungus on Sycamore
Horse Mushroom
Horse Mushroom
Glistening Ink Cap
Glistening Ink Cap
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Parasitic-bolete-Pseudoboletus-parasiticus-Custom.JPG
Birch Bollete
Birch Bollete
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Hen-of-the-woods-Grifola-frondosa-Custom.JPG
Spiney Puff Ball
Spiney Puff Ball
Matt bolete (Boletus pruinatus)
Matt bolete (Boletus pruinatus)
Common Bonnet
Common Bonnet
Chanterelle
Chanterelle
King Alfred's Cakes
King Alfred's Cakes
Horse Mushrooms
Horse Mushrooms
Wavy Capped Chanterelle
Wavy Capped Chanterelle
Bracket Fungus
Bracket Fungus
Artist's bracket (Ganoderma applanatum)
Artist's bracket (Ganoderma applanatum)
Oak Bug Milkcap
Oak Bug Milkcap
Dead man's fingers (Xylaria polymorpha)
Dead man's fingers (Xylaria polymorpha)
Honey Fungus
Honey Fungus
Jelly Fungus
Jelly Fungus
Field Mushrooms
Field Mushrooms
Orange Peel Fungus
Orange Peel Fungus
Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)
Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)
Stump Puff Balls
Stump Puff Balls
Ink Cap
Ink Cap
Magpie Inkcap
Magpie Inkcap
Beef Steak
Beef Steak
Deer shield (Pluteus cervinus)
Deer shield (Pluteus cervinus)
False Chanterelle
False Chanterelle
Peeling Paint Amonita
Peeling Paint Amonita
Birch Polypore
Birch Polypore
Dead Molls Fingers
Dead Molls Fingers
False death cap (Amanita citrina)
False death cap (Amanita citrina)
Redlead Roundhead
Redlead Roundhead
Terracota hedgehog (Hydnum rufescens)
Terracota hedgehog (Hydnum rufescens)
Milk cap - possibly Lactarius decipens
Milk cap - possibly Lactarius decipens
Buttercap
Buttercap
Wood Blewitt
Wood Blewitt
Stink Horn
Stink Horn
Oyster Fungus
Oyster Fungus
Wood Blewitt
Wood Blewitt
Rosey Bonnet
Rosey Bonnet
Rooting shank (Xerula radicata)
Rooting shank (Xerula radicata)
Fly Agaric
Fly Agaric
Death Cap (Amanita phalloides)
Death Cap (Amanita phalloides)
Tough shank (Collybia fusipes)
Tough shank (Collybia fusipes)
Honey fungus (Armillaria)
Honey fungus (Armillaria)
Russula - unknown
Russula - unknown
Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)
Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)
Clustered Dome Cap
Clustered Dome Cap
White Crested Coral
White Crested Coral
Stinking Parasol
Stinking Parasol
Clouded Funnel
Clouded Funnel
Birch Bollete
Birch Bollete
Scarletina Bolete
Scarletina Bolete
False blusher (Amanita spissa)
False blusher (Amanita spissa)
Puff Ball
Puff Ball
Pestle Puffball
Pestle Puffball
Ink Cap
Ink Cap

Conifers

We’ve always been lovers of traditional broadleaf woodland.  Most of the conifers we encountered were in plantations, where they’d been planted to produce timber in a short time frame.  Conifer plantations can seem sterile compared to a broadleaf woodland, with the floor devoid of anything other than needles and the odd wood ant colony.  Often trees fall over because they have a shallow root system.  Still, they can be a useful resource for our bushcraft (although we don’t have any in our ancient woodland), and make shelter building straightforward as well as firewood collection easy, but overall, we prefer broadleaf.

After a visit to Bedgebury Pinetum a few years back, and seeing conifers left to grow as they would in the wild, we changed our minds a little about them.  Some of the trees were stunning and looked nothing like their cousins in a plantation, for example the western hemlock was nothing like the ones we were familiar with from plantations such as Clowes Wood.  If you’re into facts and figures, conifers provide the record breakers as far as trees are concerned – the tallest, widest, heaviest, oldest trees are all species of conifer.

You can find loads of photos of our ancient broadleaf woodland, and of our courses, on our Facebook page.