WORTH PARKFungus WalkSaturday 20th October 2018Our annual fungus walk was led by Nick Aplin - the Chairman of The Sussex Fungus Group and a County Fungus Recorder. We are grateful to Nick for all his hard work and to the members of his Group who helped us keep up with the different finds and explanations.A total of about 15 of us enjoyed the kind weather as we made our way around the gardens and the lake. In the different habitats and under the different trees we found fungi that are specific to those conditions and hosts.It was fascinating to see the various experts going instinctively to the most likely location to find their items of interest. Sometimes it was an area of wood chippings; sometimes a rotting log; sometimes a clump of grass and sometimes the side of a tree trunk.The long dry summer has not been good for fungi. But the recent rain had helped a bit. Nevertheless, our guides found a wide range of examples and some unusual species. They added background, histories and folk tales that made even the "little brown jobs" interesting. We found some good examples of Fly Agaric - the typical fairy tale toadstool which has sinister properties.