Moore Nature Reserve
Foray Leader and Recorder: Paul F Hamlyn

Moore Nature Reserve - picture  PFHamlyn

Moore Nature Reserve is situated between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal just south of Warrington. The reserve is a mixture of wet deciduous woodland, heathland (formed on mounds of sand excavated during the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal) and includes the dried-out bed of an old canal. I first visited the reserve back in October 2003 when invited to lead a fungus walk by the wardens (Paul Cassidy and Brian Webber at the time) and was impressed by the different habitats at the reserve and relatively large numbers of fungi present on the day. Since then I have held a foray at Moore every year (except 2020) for beginners on behalf of the North West Fungus Group that rarely fails to disappoint.

Click here to see some of the interesting species of fungi that we have found.

Recent Foray Reports:

There was no annual foray in 2020 due to the pandemic.

07 October 2018

13 October 2019

15 August 2021

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