Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Foray at Broadhead Clough 17th & 18th October

Steve Blacksmith, Peachysteve and myself joined Jim Horsfall and Kara Jackson from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on Friday
for their annual foray to record and survey the fungi found growing in the unimproved grasslands.
Members of the public were also invited and thrirteen of us attended in total.
On Saturday, Peachysteve and I joined Mytholmroyd Walkers Action, a trip that was organised by Rose Wheeler and myself. 
Everybody who attended was very interested and enthusiastic and they were a pleasure to take out.
The children had lots of fun finding lots of specimens of fungi and they were very good at it too.
Shown below are a few photographs of some of the fungi that we saw during our time in the reserve .

Heath Waxcap (Hygrocybe laeta) above and below.
It is so slimy it is hard to pick up.

Yellow Club (Clavulinopsis helvola) above and two below.

Spores with long apiculus. 5-7 x 4-5 microns.

Cedarwood Waxcap (Hygrocybe russocoriacea) above and below.
The scent of cedar wood was quite strong and pleasant.

Scarlet Waxcap (Hygrocybe coccinea).

Mulcilago crustacea.

Liberty Cap/Magic Mushroom (Psilocybe semilanceata) above and below.

Conifer Mazegill (Gloeophyllum sepiarium) above and two below.

It has a lovely fan shaped, furry looking cap...

and ochre maze-like pores.

We found a couple of large specimens of Pink Waxcap (hygrocybe calyptriformis).

Hygrocybe vitellina - above and below.

Hedgehog Scalycap (Phaeomarasmius erinaceus) above and below.

False Deathcap (Amanita citrina) above and below.

The gills were covered in hundreds of tiny invertebrates.

Butter Cap (Rhodocollybia butyracea).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ogden Water 16th October 2014

Here are a few of the fungi that I found whilst walking Basil around the reserve.

Arrhenia rickenii above and two below.

I found this group growing on a moss covered wall which is the typical habitat for this species.
It is a very small fungus and the caps were between 0.5 and 1.5 cm in diameter and it it ranged in height from 0.5 to 2 cm.

Shaggy Scalycap (Pholiota squarrosa). 

 I found Powderpuff Bracket (Postia ptychogaster) 
growing at the base of a Pinus sylvestris tree - above and two below.

Meadow Waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis).

Common Rustgill (Gymnopilus penetrans) above and below.

Stump Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme).

Ferny Bonnet (Mycena pterigena) above and below
These are gorgeous, delicate pink bonnets that can be found growing on decomposing fern debris.

Wood Oysterling (Melanotus horizontalis) above and below.

Rush Disco (Lachnum apalum) above and five below.

It has long, spindle shaped spores that are septate and measured 35-46.2 x 1.5 microns.

The lanceolate paraphyses extended beyond the asci in length.

Asci tips blued in Lugols.

Snakeskin Brownie (Hypholoma marginatum) young specimen above and mature specimen below.

A species of Typhula that I found growing alongside Mycena pterigena but I am unsure of which one it actually is.
The longest was approximately 2 cm.
They were pure white with a slender club shaped head.
I thought they could be T. erythropus due to the length but they usually have a brown stipe.

Allantoid spores, 10- 11 x 3.5-4.5 microns.

Conifer Tuft (Hypholoma capnoides) above and  below.

Milking Bonnet (Mycena galopus).

Rufous Milkcap (Lactarius rufus).

False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca).

Flaming Scalycap (Pholiota flammans) above and below.

Plums and Custard (Tricholomopsis rutilans) above and below.

Conifer Bluing Bracket (Postia caesia) above and below.