Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hardcastle Crags 07.01.14

This is my first walk for a couple of weeks because Oliver has been poorly over some of the holidays so I have been unable to get out and about as usual. Basil got so excited as we approached the Crags, he knew he was finally going to be able to have a good walk at last.

Silverleaf Fungus (Chondrostereum purpureum)

Purplepore Bracket (Trichaptum abietinum).

Conifercone Cap (Baeospora myosura) on a submerged pinecone which I dug out of the ground.

Peeling Oysterling (Crepidotus mollis).

Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare).

Wrinkled Crust (Phlebia radiata).

Oak Pin (Cudoniella acicularis).

Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae). 

Physarum leucophaeum - a myxomycete on an Ilex leaf above and microscopy shot below.


  1. Great set of fungi and a slime-mould there Alison. Glad you've been able to get out again, and I bet Basil is even gladder! Sorry to hear Oliver has been so poorly.

  2. Thanks Steve, we are both glad that Oliver is better too. I've actually enjoyed taking a break over the Christmas period but Basil is extremely happy to be out and about again as usual.