Very rare Weather Earthstar fungus found in Oxfordshire

Weather Earthstar - photo by Dr Judy Webb
Weather Earthstar - photo by Dr Judy Webb

The Fungus Survey of Oxfordshire had a very successful foray on Saturday 16th April at Shurburn Hill.  

The most exciting find of the day was the Weather Earthstar Geastrum corollinum verified by the Kew Mycology Dept.

The fungus is a new BAP species for Oxfordshire and the Fungal Records Database of the British Isles (FRDBS) only have 43 records of it in total.