More wild mushrooms were found near Marlow by a group of mycophiles in October.

Organised by Wild Marlow, the wildlife enthusiasts embarked on a trek across Pullingshill Wood near the town, where they discovered a total of 70 different species of mushroom.

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Penny Cullington, of Bucks Fungus Group, led three walks in September and October, where several mushrooms were found.

These included the rare Gilded Brittlegill (Russula Aurea), which is new to growing in the county and is best known for its bright coloured cap and gill edges, as well as the Amethyst Deceiver mushroom, which is purple.

They were seen to be growing not too far away from each other, with the former being found underneath some beech trees.

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The Amethyst Deceiver mushroom

Verity West of Wild Marlow said: “These walks were extremely popular.

“Places were restricted this year but we hope to run our Fungi Forays again next year, with larger groups.”

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This comes after the group of mycophiles found more rare mushrooms near the town on one of their walks in September.

The wildlife enthusiasts identified more than 25 species, including Milk Cap Lactarius, Blusher Amanita Rubescens, Death Cap mushrooms, and the great Fly Agaric, the classic, red-topped mushroom, when embarking through Marlow Common two months ago.

Speaking back in September, Nick Horslen, who attended the walk, said: “To hear all about their anatomy, life cycle, names, preference for location, and tree types were so interesting."