Monday, September 19, 2016

Ryburn Valley - 18.09.2016

A few interesting finds from the latest Society Walk.

Around the Mill Pond at Rishworth Mill we found this beautiful Cep
(Boletus edulis)

Then we found an interestingly formed fungus which had grown an inverted cap on top
Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)

But the highlight was found on the river path between Ripponden and Rishworth
A fungus which parasitises the mycelium of another fungus
A rare sight but worth looking out for at this time of year
 Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)

Parisitised by Parasitic Bolete (Pseudoboletus parasiticus)



  1. Really pleased to have seen the Parisitic Bolete. I've been looking for it for for about 20 years !

  2. Remember to discard the spore-tube part under the solid flesh of the cap of the Cep everyone. That part creates a great sliminess in the cooking which isn't nice, though not poisonous.

    Warning - don't get gung-ho about eating wild fungi if you haven't learned the main types in the woods with a person who knows. Books are often hard to follow. Some mushrooms will kill you or ruin your liver/kidneys and you will need a transplant.