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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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05 July, 2012

Clustered Toughshank (Collybia confluens)

This is a widespread and very common fungus species found in woodland in dense tufts on tree stumps and other dying wood. Mainly associated with decidous wood but ocassionally occurs in coniferous woods as well. Pale coloured with a touch of darker shading towards the top of the cap which is usually only an inch or so in diameter.

My book does not say whether it is edible or not but does say it has a faint taste of mushrooms so presumably someone, somehwere has eaten them at some stage and survived to tell the tale.
Find out more about the Clustered Toughshank in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Clustered%20Toughs...