Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elland Park Wood 27th September 2014

Oliver, Peachysteve and myself joined Robin Dalton and Julie Swift from Calderdale Countryside Service for their advertised foray with members of the public. Twelve of us in all attended. Oliver was busy collecting Earthballs (Scleroderma citrinum) when I heard him say that he had found the Parasitic Bolete (Pseudoboletus parasiticus) and sure enough he had. We must have seen ten Common Earthballs parasitised with multiple fruiting bodies. Michael's last record of it was in 1999 so conditions this year must be right for it to fruit again.


  1. Good to see them again. Been quite awhile.

  2. Yes it has Michael.

    Well done to Oliver for spotting them :D