Fungi on the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus

Jesper Launder's Web site.

Here's a serious warning message about eating mushrooms you can't positively identify:

Wild Mushrooms Web site

Mersyside RSPB Web site


  1. St. George's mushroom - guess when we found it?


Second Fungal Foray took place on 14th October. 58 species were found within the area of the Laboratory site.

Here are some of Mike's photos: Click the links on the names below to see other photos

They are listed in order of their finding.

  1. Purple deceiver.
  2. Paneolus (mottled gill) (magic mushroom).
  3. Orange waxcap.
  4. Gallerina.
  5. Yellow waxcap.
  6. Coconut milkcap.
  7. Brittle gill.
  8. Livid gill.
  9. Birch brittle gill.
  10. Parrot waxcap.
  11. A tiny edible one (name not recorded).
  12. Fly agaric
  13. Liberty cap (another hallucinogenic mushroom).
  14. Ivory (snowy) waxcap.
  15. Grey cap tricoloma.
  16. Poison pie.
  17. Scarlatina bolete.
  18. Japanese parasol inkcap.
  19. Another mottled gill (name not recorded).
  20. Fibre cap family.
  21. Slippery jack bolete (edible, but remember to peel off the slimy skin from the top)
  22. Woolly milkcap (edible, but tastes hot, like radish).
  23. Brown birch.
  24. Web cap.
  25. Earth ball.
  26. Fairy bonnet inkcap.
  27. Brown roll rim (not immediately poisonous but if you eat it you develop a serious allergy)
  28. Graying bracket.
  29. Honey fungus (edible)
  30. Stemmed puffball.
  31. Meadow wax cap.
  32. Field mushroom (edible, similar to supermarket mushrooms).
  33. Blusher (edible, and very good)
  34. Plums and custard (Rob ate some, slightly bitter and tasting of grass, does not cook well, so not recommended)
  35. Turkey tail (medicinal).
  36. Wood mushroom.
  37. Parasitic volvariella. UK distribution of Piggyback Rosegill Volvariella surrecta.
  38. White cytoside.
  39. Clouded agaric.
  40. Sordid blewitt.
  41. Tawny funnel cap.
  42. Birch polypore (firelighter, also used as a strop and a bandage or plaster).
  43. Hairy turkey tail.
  44. Purple bracket.
  45. Red staining agaric (good to eat).
  46. Asphalt mushroom (edible as long as it’s not pushing up through tarmac, when it could be concentrating toxins).
  47. Artist's cock.
  48. Saffron milkcap (edinble and very god)
  49. Clustered dome cap (edible)
  50. Orange peel mushroom.
  51. Morasmius.
  52. Fairy ring champignon.
  53. Crab brittle gill (edible and good)
  54. Cavalier.
  55. Blackening web cap.
  56. White saddle cap.
  57. Pine rot mushroom.
  58. Fairy bonnet inkcap.


This was the first Fungal Foray with Jesper Launder.

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