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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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06 July, 2012

Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)

The Chanterelle is the prized fungus of the top chefs, considered to be the finest tasting toadstool. Mainly found on broad-leaved woodlands it grows in the leaf litter, usually in groups and often in troops. Although very common I have rarely seen it, may be they are all picked for the kitchen before I get there?

A lovely, distinctive yellow colour the cap is also distinctive from its shape as it forms a deep funnel leaving the gills on the outside visible.
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Find out more about the Chanterelle in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Chanterelle?vdt=sp...