The main habitats are grasslands and dunes, but there are also marshes too. The trees here are predominately pines. We found a good variety of species including Russula/Brittlegill, Inocybe/Fibrecap, Macrolepiota/Parasol, Hygrocybe/Waxcap to name a few. We always find a few fungi that live on dung here and indeed we weren't let down.
Below is the only Russula we found. It's Russula sardonia, Primrose Brittlegill. The primrose moniker refers to the primrose coloured gills. The cap is a lovely dark purple colour with pink flushes. The stipe also has a primrose colour overlaid with a lilac/pink flush.
Below is Macrolepiota
One of the dung fungi we found; Psilocybe coprophila.
One of the oddities on the dunes was finding some snails, taking refuge under the leaves of plants.
Whiteford Sands 02-10-10Russula sardonia/Primrose Brittlegill
Geastrum triplex/Collared Earthstar
Hypholoma fasciculare/Sulphur Tuft
Marasmius oreades/Fairy ring Champignon
Lycoperdon perlatum/Common Puffball
Vascellum pratense/Meadow Puffball