Well it's autumn now and although I've seen some shrooms all year long more are on their way
the dead moll's / man's fingers have been fruiting on this log for a couple of years, a few patches of dogs vomit showing up, really lights up a dark spot at the base of an old pine stump and the first stink horn eggs are popping up. Wonder if I'll find as many as last year and if my local wood will produce the sheer variety as last year ian
Summer hol's are over and the wife's back at school
So I get the dog walking duties back and the short walk when necessary is across the road and around the wood to the lake and as said above there were quite a good numbers of different types of mushroom in this small piece of woodland last year
So this year I'm going to see if I can find plenty, photo them probably with my phone and post them all in this one thread.
I'll try to put names to them but as ever I will always welcome others input and corrections ian
Hi Ian, The Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostrearus has a dark topped cap, try the Branched Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus cornucopiae it looks like it, it is edible but tougher and less tasty than Pleurotus ostrearus. Duncan
Hi All, Here is something I'd like to share with you all, has anyone come across this fungi,? Terana caerulea Cobalt Crust fungus, it is stunning when seen in the sunlight, these were taken last year on November 30th, I shall be looking for it this year again, Duncan
Nice captures Ian, it's beginning to be a good season for fungi, I photographed some today on a bank near the road where I live, someone had been there before me and laid them out to photograph, they were not there yesterday, I have put one of the caps on glass to get a spore print, it's a possible Field Mushroom, if it is, the spore print should be dark brown, I'll post a thread later with pics.
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The first time I saw Terana caerulea I was convinced someone was splashing blue paint around and was about to get on my high horse. A few years later a very small patch of it appeared here, but I have not seen it since. Talking of 'that time of year' seems to have been very good here, not had to so many fungi. bitter beech boletus, Lactarius subdulcis (only know these two having had ID, Red capped Russula, very small ink caps and large ink caps, chanterelles and cracked boletus. Find it odd that the squirrels and slugs do not touch the lactarius, the bitter beech, russula and cracked boletus are seriously attacked by slugs, the russula and cracked boleus seem to be to be the favourite of t he squirrels. The ones that come up in the strangest of place, apart from round all the beech in up through the gravel paths along the side of the sheds round a couple of flower pots. It has been a while since there were ink caps, so here is one that appeared on the high ground near the polytunnel.
More from across the road, not sure on the first, one of the knights maybe it was growing on pussy willow, second yellow 'swamp' brittlegill, third sulphur tuft growing on the same pine stump as the dog's vomit the other week, it sees a lot of fungi this stump and fourth death cap quite a few same location as last year ian by ian robinson, on Flickr