Cauliflower Fungus and Pink Waxcap

Friday, November 11th 2022

Whilst working in the woodland on the 'Saturday Worky Day' last weekend, another new species was discovered. It is called Wood Cauliflower (Sparassis crispa) and does look just like a cauliflower!

It was identified on Wednesday by the species volunteer group who also found another 3 new species of fungi including this somewhat nibbled Pink Waxcap.

It was hoped to discover 30 new species this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary (one for each year) however, the total of new species for 2022 is already well over 80. Can we find 100 before the end of December? Please share photographs of your sightings on Facebook, you never know it could be something new!


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