50 species of fungi identified! Despite the rain we had an excellent turn out for our Fungi Safari. A huge thank you once again to Vivien Hodge who shared her amazing knowlege with us throughout the morning. We made some incredible discoveries 50 species in all (like this Birch bracket - below) and we'll be featuring them on the Fungi page of this website shortly, so please do keep a look out for that.
If you find anything that you would like to have identified please do take a photograph of it and send it to us - (we would urge you not to try anything that you do find though!)
More than 100 different species of fungi have been identified in Monkmead Wood over the past few years, and with these additional discoveries being made it makes Monkmead Wood an extremely valuable site. This information will be added to our own species log and also shared with the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre.
(Remember that you can always contact us via the relevant page on this website).
2014 MWVG task list early in the New Year we will be meeting up with Horsham District Council to pull together our new Monkmead Wood Volunteer Group Task list for 2014. As usual we will be commencing our New Year tasks in January with our Litter Safari. As soon as the task list is available it will be posted on this website under the events column on this page.
What's new on our website? We've lots more information coming along in the next few months so do take a look at our two new pages one dedicated to Monkmead Wood's trees and the other to its wild flowers. Each season we'll be updating these pages with new photographs together with information relating to a particular species, for example which animals and insects call it home and what pests and diseases it is up against. We'll also continue to keep you up to date with the great work that MWVG continue to do on site to help to protect these species.
We will also share our tips on tree identification so if you're not sure of you Alder from your Hazel or your 'pendula' from your 'pubescens' then do take a look at our Woodland Tree page on this site for all the helpful tips.
Also, if you want to know what this flower is (left) and this one (below right) then plase take a look at our Woodland Flower tab on this site.
Of course we'll still keep you informed of our other work in the woodland and later in the year we will update our Heathland Restoration pages with any new discoveries that we find.
Have you found anything interesting or unusual ?
Or perhaps seen anything that might be of interest to people in the village and surrounding areas ? Let us know and we'll try to find a place here on the site so others can find out what's going on 'around our patch'
Please telephone Amanda (West Chiltington Tree Warden) on (01798) 813229 or drop us a line by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org