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.


  1. Some interesting ones there Alison.

    Ogden often has loads of Tawny Grisettes. We saw a big perfect one there once.

    I've never seen Bitter Beech Bolete.

    It will be all go from now on for the larger fungi !

  2. Yes, there are Steve. We had a great foray and I'm glad that Oliver is enjoying his fungi once again. The Bitter Beech Bolete looked like a rainbow after Oliver had his hands on it and the colours of the pores were really stunning. I'm now going out with my wicker basket instead of carrying little pots in my backpack, and I'm hoping to fill it very shortly!