Walk leader Cecily Franklin. Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identifiers Jim Tunney, Dick Dougall, Richard Jacob and Cecily Franklin.

Generally dry but quite a lot of moisture in the hollow so more species that you would expect.

List of species found on the walk at Dark Hollow Woods Park:

Camarops petersii (Dog’s Nose),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Climacodon septentrionale (Northern Tooth Fungus),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Hericium erinaceus (Bearded Tooth),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hypocrea chromosperma (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pluteus petasatus (),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula xerampelina (Shellfish Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Russula xerampelina is probably Russula fucosa when you consider our location and the predominance of Beech and conifer in the area.