Friday, December 21, 2012

Hardcastle Crags 21/12/2012

Hardcastle Crags 21/12/2012

I went on a mission to find the Herald of Winter this morning. It was a lovely day and I even saw some sunshine, which was refreshing after the last couple of days of rain.  Unfortunately I did not locate the Herald, however,  it was a productive day after I found the following species below.

Mal has suggested that these are a Lycogala, probably terrestre,  please see comments below.

Olive oysterling (Panellus serotinus), above and below.

Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa)

Exidia plana above and below.

Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans).

This may be a Beech Jellydisc or an Ascocoryne species, maybe sarcoides, thanks Bruce.

 Small Stagshorn (Calocera viscosa).

Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), above and below.

Crimped Gill (Plicatura crispa) caps above and gills below.

Oliver proposed they are slime mould, may be Leocarpus fragilis


  1. Hi Alison.

    Suggest Ascocoryne sarcoides. The colour varies from pink to purple (Purple jellydisc)

  2. Alison
    The small "puffball" is a Lycogala probably terestre.