Record Centre News


Its that time of year when fungi is at its best, and now is the time to go hunting for Waxcaps.


These brightly coloured, and sometimes shiny, mushrooms are described as the orchids of the fungi world. They are found on unimproved pasture, old lawns and grassy churchyards, usually grasslands that haven’t had any artificial fertilizers applied recently, and are grazed or mown on a regular basis. Peter Russell, the Sussex Fungi recorder, has created this great Waxcap key which we hope you will enjoy using. To help us learn about new sites in Sussex that are good for Waxcaps we rely on your records, so we look forward to hearing from you soon.

[Download Waxcap key] (PDF)

Picture: Mark Monk-Terry