Friday, October 3, 2014

Cromwell Bottom 1st October 2014

More finds whilst walking Basil around the reserve.

Marsh Webcap (Cortinarius uliginosus) above and four below.

Found under Salix.

They have bright yellow gills that gradually turn orange/red as they mature.

Yellow Fieldcap (Bolbitius titubans) above and below.

Birch Knight (Tricholoma fulvum).

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria).

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis).

Peppery Bolete (Chalciporus piperatus) above and two below.

The tubes do not significantly change colour when bruised.

The base of the stipe is sulphur yellow.

Brown Birch Bolete (Leccinum scabrum). The stipe had been eaten by slugs so I found it lying on the ground.

Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).


  1. Some interesting finds there Alison. The fungi of Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve have not been surveyed thoroughly for some time.
    We can thank Frank Murgatroyd for noticing the Wintergreen where it was growing on North Loop where it would have been buried under the landfill site. The Waste Management Authority moved it to where it now thrives in one massive machine-scoop of soil which was carefully put into a prepared hole the right way up. It is a fitting memorial to Frank, along with his Flora of the Parish of Halifax.

  2. I didn't know that Steve, so I agree it is a fitting memorial to Frank Murgatroyd. It must have spread from that one particular position as I saw it in dotted about in various locations within the reserve.