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Geastrum britannicum a species of Earthstar not known anywhere else in the world and found by Revett himself.

**Updated August 2020**

 




Geastrum britannicum Fresh and fleshy





Geastrum britannicum Not fresh and fleshy




Geastrum britannicum Fresh and fleshy

August 2020


Field Bird's Nest  Cyathus olla
August 2020 Welney



"Large Agaricus" Agaricus urinascens
August 2020 Welney




**2020 Walks Update**
What is happening this season? I wish I knew! At the moment I am not planning any organised walks as I don't want to commit to anything and then find I have to self isolate for 14 days or am stuck abroad (I am still travelling through work) and have to cancel at short notice which would be disappointing for all.
However all is not lost, if I am in the UK and we can continue our lesiure activities without further lockdown measures then I will post on here at short notice when and where I will be in the Thetford Forest area. This will be different to previous years in that I will not be leading a walk, not having insurance cover will play a big part in that, but if you want to have confirmation of what you've collected and help with identification then more than happy to help with that but it will not be an organised walk.
Watch this space!



March 2015

Geastrum britannicum: A World First

Much excitement then as an Earthstar I found in 2000 and have recorded annually ever since, (always convinced it wasn't just a variant of the Rayed Earthstar), has finally been shown through DNA testing to be a completely new species not known anywhere else in the world! A veritable media frenzy ensued, well it made most of the national papers and global online editions, still waiting for 5 Live's Nicky Campbell to get in touch. Renown as being a skilled interviewer with a humorous side and the ability to cut to the heart of any topic I'm also hoping Nicky will be the same.


jonathan.revett@virgin.net


January 2015





Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus

I planted an unhatched egg from a foray late 2014 into a bed of sawdust in the greenhouse and watered frequently. Nothing happened for 2 weeks then voila! out shot a Stinkhorn one night. Not very scientific but rewarding nevertheless. For those of you who want to try this at home you require:

1 x Greenhouse
1 x Sawdust mixed with soil and woodchip, rich humus
1 x Stinkhorn egg 
Water
Warmth
1 x Clothes Peg or Breaking Bad style ventilator mask


   

      





 






 

 

 

 

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