Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hardcastle Crags 17-12-12 & 20-12-12

During our foray in the Crags, we were once again bowled over by the number of species to be found. Many of them are common, but for beginners like ourselves we were happy to come across them and we got very excited when we found the Conifercone Cap, just laying on the ground before us. 

Birch Jelly Fungus (Exidia repanda)

Beech Woodwart (Hypoxylon fragiforme).

Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum).

 Birch Barkspot (Hypoxylon multiforme), above and below.

Leopard Ball (Scleroderma areolatum).  

Mycena species above and below, showing cap and gills.

Conifercone Cap (Baeospora myosura). 

Conifercone Cap (Baeospora myosura), photographed at home.

21st December 2012

Mal Greaves suggested these were probably Lycogala terrestre.

Witches Butter (Exidia glandulosa).

Exidia plana - above and below.

Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae).

Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), above and below.

Crimped Gill (Plicatura crispa).

 Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans).

Olive Oysterling (Panellus serotinus), above and below

A very interesting  looking group of slime mould, hanging upside down on the underside of a log and I thought they were very attractive. Oliver said they were Leocarpus fragilis, after he saw some images on the web and they were very fragile and disintegrated when you touched them. 

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