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Sussex Scrapbook ~ Nature walks throughout the year
Green Man
Sunday 15th October 2006
Owlbeech Wood

Bit of a lie-in this morning, so we didn't get to nearby Owlbeech Wood in Horsham until about 1pm. This was our first visit and we were surprised that we hadn't been there before. The place is surprisingly extensive and despite being so close to Horsham town centre, was very quiet and peaceful. It was another fungi day today with the highlight being 2 stinkhorns spotted by eagle-eye Gill. 

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

The stinkhorns give off a strong sweet smell that attracts flies. These help the fungi spread its spores around a wide area. 

The stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)

A Bay Bolete (edible and tasty!)

Amethyst deceiver (Loccaria amethystina)

Yellow Staghorn (Calocera viscosa)