Translocation of waxcaps

A new method for translocating fungi has been trialled in Lancaster. Here, the author reveals why it was necessary, and how it took place.  When surveys for the construction of the Heysham to M6 link-road scheme in Lancaster by Lancashire County Council were completed in 2004, it was shown that it would affect an important

Reserve focus: Stanner Rocks NNR

 On the eastern edge of Radnorshire, just off the busy A44 main road, is a dolerite and gabbro rock outcrop that has retained an assemblage of rare plants since the late glacial period. Despite covering an area of just five hectares, Stanner Rocks National Nature Reserve is one of the most important botanical sites in

Fungal Flowers: the Waxcaps and their World

When I was about seven, we lived near the top of a limestone hill in the Peak District, overlooking the town of Buxton. Though this was a mad and sadistic place to build a house, it was quite good for wildlife, and one of the things I remember is the quantities of brightly coloured toadstools

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