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

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.