Sunday, November 20, 2016

Some unidentified species

This could well be a slime-mould. It was on a dead tree stump at Ogden Res. on 16th Nov. 2016
Apparently it's a fungus - one of the Ascocoryne species, Purple Jellydisc (from Peachysteve.) 

The coin is a 10p. These tiny fungi are growing with a thin layer of moss on the concrete wall-tops along the dam at Baitings Res. 20th Nov. 2016.
Peachysteve comments: Probably Small Oysterling Arrhenia retiruga, reportedly rare but apparently common. 

The ones with the coin above.

Light going by the time we got to Ryburn Res so this is the best I could get of some tiny (Mycena ?) also growng with moss on the concrete wall balustrade-tops along the dam on the same day 20th Nov. 2016.   Peachysteve comments: Probably a Galerina species, common with moss. 

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)