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).


  1. Great collection, very interesting, thanks for your continual enthusiastic posting, not to mention the enthusiastic foraying!