Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hardcastle Crags 26-07-13

Michael Sykes, myself  and my magnificent mini mycologist Oliver had a foray and we managed to find quite a few species. Some were in better condition than others especially the Boletus calopus, but it pleased Oliver as it was really colourful and he enjoyed touching the pores and staining them blue. Everything was later taken home and positively identified examined under the microscope.

Charcoal Burner (Russula cyanoxantha), above and three below.

Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus).

 Penny Bun (Boletus edulis), Michael's photograph.

A young Artist's Bracket (Ganoderma applanatum).

Bitter Beech Bolete (Boletus calopus), above and below, noted to be occasional and not very common.

Pale Stagshorn (Calocera pallidospathulata)

A very tatty Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva).

Purple Brittlegill (Russula atropurpurea/krombholzii), above and below.

Ceratiomyxa fructiculosa, a slime mould.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

North Dean Wood 25-07-13

Michael Sykes and I have a pleasant walk with Basil and we stumbled upon these fungi along the way. We also found quite a few Russulas which I will add when I've examined them microscopically.

Small Stagshorn (Calocera cornea).

Michael's photo of Fuligo septica.

Phallus impudicus.

Boletus chrysenteron, in situ above and below.

Cap of Boletus taken later at home.

Polyporus leptocephalus, above and below.

Enteridium lycoperdon, my photo above and Michael's below.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hardcastle Crags 19-07-13

Michael and I had a short walk around the Crags in the one of the hottest days so far, luckily we were under the tree canopy most of the time so it wasn't too oppressive. 

Chicken of the Woods (Polyporus sulphureus), above and below.

Leaf Parachute (Marasmius epiphyllus), above in situ and the two photographs below were taken later at home.

 Cap above and gills below.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pexwood, Todmorden 20th & 24th July 2013

Oliver, Portia and myself had a foray around the neighbourhood and we found lots of powdery mildews infecting a variety of species.

Uromyces geranii on/with Geranium molle, above and two below.

Chocolate Spot (Botrytis fabae) on/with my Dad's broad bean (Vicia faba) .

Sphaerotheca epilobii on/with Epilobium hirsutum.

Erysiphe lonicerae on/with Portia's Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum).

Sphaerotheca aphanis on/with Geum urbanum, above and below.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Yorkshire Naturalists Union visit to Cromwell Bottom 17-07-13

It was a glorious sunny day and a complete contrast to the earlier visit by the members of the YNU, when it rained continuously throughout the entire day. It was a fantastic day for recording a variety of different species and I acquired a lot of knowledge from the enthusiastic group of experts. The colours of the Russula versicolour that Bruce found did not come out very well in the photo taken later at home, but in the field the the pink, olive green, brown and grey on the cap were noted by all. 

Podosphaera clandestina var. clandestina on/with Crataegus monogyna. 

Sawadaea bicornis on/with Acer pseudoplanatus.

Microsphaera alphitoides on/with Quercus species.

Erysiphe heraclei on/with Heracleum sphondylium.

Erysiphe trifolii var. trifolii on/with Trifolium pratense.

Oak Mazegill (Daedalea quercina) on Quercus stump.

Variable Brittlegill (Russula versicolor), above and below under birch. The mosquitoes were so bad, it was a case of getting a quick picture then moving on.

Russula gills.

Russula versicolour spores.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Park Wood 15-07-13

I didn't expect to find much due the heat wave, but there were plenty of Phallus impudicus to be found in various locations and I was surprised that the Scutellinia wasn't completely desiccated, so it turned out to be quite a productive foray. 

Erysiphe alphitoides.

Lycogala epidendrum.

Blackfoot Polypore (Polyporus leptocephalus).

Common Eyelash (Scutellinia scutellata).

Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus), above and the two images below.