Friday, August 30, 2013

30-08-13 Mytholmroyd

Oliver spotted this waxcap on the lawn outside my Mum's house today. 

Blackening Waxcap (Hygrocybe conica).

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Scout Road Wood 29-08-13

Oliver has been so desperate to see a Amanita muscaria in a wood since he his interest in fungi began last year. He has only seen images in his mycology books, so we decided to go and find one in our local birch wood this evening. He jumped up and down with excitement when we saw it and it was a perfect end to his amazing day.

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria). 

Brown Birch Boletes at Cromwell Bottom

Last nights visit by eight members of the "41 Club" and four from the Cromwell Bottom Group was very enjoyable. The evening weather was perfect. Graham, our Chair ably described the site and its ancient and modern history. Many rare and interesting plants were shown as were lots of projects that have been completed or ongoing. Amongst the finds was the fungi shown below.

                       Brown Birch Boletes

This Brown Birch Boletes is about 9" across. It's the biggest I have seen.

The smaller one below was turned over and the underside shown. The spots look unusual as I cannot find that feature in the book.
       Brown Birch Boletes

Many thanks to Alison for final I.D.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wrinkled Fieldcap - Agrocybe rivulosa 25-08-13

The previous in the day Crags we met David Bartlett and he showed us a picture on his phone of some fungi he had found in Mytholm. I didn't know exactly what they were but I was intrigued and went with Michael to have a look the day later. After researching for some time I finally confirmed its identity after trawling through lots of information and examining the spores. This species was unknown until 2003 and first recorded by a Dutch mycologist Marijke M.Nauta in the Netherlands, and it was added to the British list in 2004. It grows exclusively on woodchip sometimes on mass and there were certainly hundreds of specimens here. I have found four records from the Mid-Yorks Fungus Group online that have been found previously in vice-county 63, and wonderfully now we have one more. 

Photo courtesy of David of the one he showed us in the Crags.

Spores 11-12 x 6.5-8.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hardcastle Crags 24-08-13

Oliver and I had another trip Crags and we managed to find the Pholiota flammans beaming brightly from the edge of a fallen dead pinus trunk  It is said to be rare and mainly found in the Scottish Highlands, but after careful examination the spores came up trumps and if I knew then what I know now, I would have taken some better photographs! 

Flaming Scalycap (Pholiota flammans).

Basidia 4 - spored.

Spores 4-4.5 x 2.2.5

Earpick Fungus (Auriscalpium vulgare), above and below - found by Oliver at the start of our foray.

The Blusher (Amanita rubescens), above and below.

Milking Bonnet (Mycena galopus).

Larch Bolete (Suillus grevillei) - above and below.

Oakbug Milkcap (Lactarius quietus).

Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva) - above and below.

Some very delicate coral fungi that I cannot christen, even under the microscope.

Shelf Park 23-08-13

Oliver, Michael and I had a walk round the park, it was quite uneventful regarding fungi but not for my ears - thanks to Oliver, as he screamed most of the way round because he wanted to find the swings first!

Milky Conecap (Conocybe apala), above and spores below.

Spores 12-14.5 x 7-9.5

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hebden Bridge Park 19-08-13

On the way to the playground Oliver and I came across a couple of common species of fungi, which made Oliver's trip worthwhile and he couldn't resist telling everyone he met all about them.

Suede Bolete (Boletus subtomentosus).

Pleated Inkcap (Parasola plicatilis).

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hardcastle Crags 17-08-13

Oliver and I had such a great day yesterday, we decided to go out again and we made it to the mill in good time for Oliver to have his ice cream which he enjoyed enormously. However, on our back it wasn't too pleasant as the weather had taken a turn for the worse and we ended up hurrying back to the car.  

Oakbug Milkcap (Lactarius quietus) - cap above and gills below.

Yellow Stagshorn (Calocera viscosa) - above and below.

Larch Bolete (Suillus grevillei) - above and below

Scarletina Bolete (Boletus luridiformis).

Orange Mosscap (Rickenella fibula).

The Blusher (Amanita rubescens), above and below.

False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca), in a different location than yesterday and many more mature specimens.

Black Bulgar (Bulgaria inquinans) and spores below.

Paxillus involutos Brown Rollrim ? and another puzzler.

In a Barkisland garden August 19th

 This one below was with several of its kind, widely separated, in rich turf at Brookfoot Lock, Brighouse.
All had the asymmetrical cap. It was fragile and possibly some kind of Coprinus. August 20th.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hardcastle Crags 16-08-13

Oliver, Chris Yeates, Michael and I had a walk through the Crags on a wonderful sunny day. It was a pleasure to spend time in the woods with such enthusiastic, educated forayers and nobody realised the time had passed so quickly until Oliver wanted ice cream - then Michael looked at his watch and we realised we had been totally engrossed in what was around us and ended up  racing to Gibson Mill to get Oliver his ice cream before it closed. There are more records to add but due to the masses we found I haven't had time to upload everything! 

False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca). Superb images once again courtesy of Chris.

Scarletina Bolete (Boletus luridiformis).

The Blusher (Amanita rubescens), Michael's photo of a mature example above mine below in the immature volval stage below.

Dead Man's Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha), one of Oliver's spooky favourites.

Wrinkled Shield (Pluteus phlebophorus). Brilliant images again - courtesy of Chris.

Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva), Michael's photo.

A Nectria species, yet to be confirmed......

Collared Mosscap (Rickenella swartzii).

Chris's hunch is that this is a Clitopilus species, yet to be confirmed due to it's longitudinal ridges on the spores (under oil immersion) and maybe one for Kew.

Wood Woolyfoot (Collybia peronata).

Cep/Penny Bun (Boletus edulis).

Hygrocybe nigrescens, above and below.

Yellow Shield (Pluteus chrysophaeus), identified by Chris.

Mild Milkcap (Lactarius subdulcis).

Blackfoot Polypore (Polyporus leptocephalus).

Oakbug Milkcap (Lactarius quietus).