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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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16 July, 2012

False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca)

The presence of coniferous woodland on the acidic soils of the Poole Basin, especially in Purbeck, means that the False Chanterelle is a very common fungus here. It appears in troops, often in circles, amongst pine needles. It can occur in other habitat types but it is most common on the heaths. It looks very much like the classic Chanterelle of French cuisine but it is not related.

Not poisonous but apparently it tastes foul!
Find out more about the False Chanterelle in Dorset here: