Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jumble Hole Clough 09-08-13

Chris Yeates joined Oliver, Michael and myself for a foray up the clough. It was a pleasure to meet him and his knowledge and expertise was amazing! 

Michael's photograph above.

We managed to find five or six Ophiocordyceps ditmarii on the way up and there easily spotted as their fertile heads were popping up out of the mossy substrate.  The absolutely fantastic images above are courtesy of Chris.

Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus).

Matt Bolete (Boletus pruinatus).

Spores 12-14.5 x 4.5-5.75

Egghead Mottlegill (Panaeolus semiovatus).

Crystal Brain (Myxarium nucleatum).

Common Stump Brittlestem (Psathyrella piluliformis).

Spores 4.5- 6.5 - 3-4.

Orange Mosscap (Rickenella fibula). 

We happened to see a very shy herd of Angora goats on the way back down the clough.


  1. Gosh, didn't we have a good day!

  2. It looked like a fantastic day out for all of you, certainly one not to forget!

  3. Yes, we did didn't we. We did also see lots of other fungi in the field such as Mycena rorida that were identified in situ and various ascomycetes that Chris identified and took home to view microscopically. We did lot's of talking and not much photography!