Friday, October 18, 2013

Hardcastle Crags 13-10-13

On the way back from Cliffe Castle we stopped of at the carpark to let Basil have a little run around as he stayed in the car most of the time and it was also another excuse for a mini foray and another chance for Oliver to 'worship' the Yew tree that he is particularly fond of at the moment. The Pseudocraterellus are now fully mature and are no more than 7 cm tall and they were pretty difficult to find amongst the recently fallen leaf litter and as for the Helvellas they speak for themselves and we are always fascinated by their totally wacky and weird anatomy.

Pseudocraterellus undulatus.

White Saddle (Helvella crispa) - above and below. 

Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea).


  1. Great find - the Pseudocraterellus - never seen that one myself. Phillips says it is "Occasional - vulnerable, on Red Data List."

  2. Hi Steve,

    If you want to see them let me know - we could make a day of it? They are so small and disguised as they are very inconspicuous they are probably not seen and recorded. The only reason we found them in the first place was because Oliver noticed a group of Scleroderma citrinum earlier this year and they were growing just just by the side of them and at the time they were only approximately 3 - 4 cm tall and I did post them earlier on the 07-09-13, the same day I saw the A. Phalloides.