Monday 21 December 2015

Slime Mould, Jellyspot & Smoky Bracket

Slime Mould, Tubifera Ferruginosa
to view a gallery with more photos, click here
Fungi hunts this week: 17th at Houghton Forest by Whiteways, 18th at Littlehampton parkland behind the Academy, 19th at Rewell Wood.
Houghton Forest:
Common Jellyspot, Dacrymyces stillatus
Common Jellyspot
Neil's stone
Pleated Inkcap, Parasola plicatilis
Pleated Inkcap
Slime Mould, Tubifera Ferruginosa
Littlehampton parkland:
unidentified fungus
underside of above
with stem
Common Orange Lichen, Xanthoria parietina
Greater Periwinkle, Vinca major
Pleated Inkcap, Parasola plicatilis
Pleated Inkcap
Pleated Inkcap
Pleated Inkcap
Pleated Inkcap
Pleated Inkcap
Pleated Inkcap
Southern Bracket, Ganoderma australe
Rewell Wood:
Birch Mazegill, Lenzites betulina
Birch Mazegill
Birch Mazegill
Bramble leaf, Rubus fruticosus agg.
unidentified mushroom
side profile of above
resting place
unidentified bracket fungi

underside of small specimens of above
mystery object
Glue Crust, Hymenochaete corrugata

this fungus glues two pieces of wood together.

Grey Squirrel feeding station for sweet chestnuts
Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum
Hairy Curtain Crust
Oyster Mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus
unidentified parasol fungus
underside of above
Primrose, Primula vulgaris
Smoky Bracket, Bjerkandera adusta
Smoky Bracket
Southern Bracket, Ganoderma australe
Springtail, Pogonognathellus longicornis
Variegated Yellow Archangel, Lamiastrum galeobdolon argentatum
tiny (2mm) waxwing Lacewing, Coniopteryx species
Wood Violet, Viola riviniana

Saturday 19 December 2015

Eyelash Cup, White Brain and Splitgill

unidentified item at Lords Piece, 5-10mm
On Wednesday we had the last Heyshott work party of the year. Afterwards  digitally foraged for fungi at Heyshott escarpment, Heyshott Common and Lords Piece. I added new species of fungi and lichens to my galleries: Birch Mazegill, Eyelash Cup, Glistening Inkcap, Brown Birch Bolete, Common Bonnet, Common Greenshield Lichen, Dog Lichen, Common Bonnet, Oak Curtain Crust, White Brain and Splitgill. Plus a Black Snail Beetle and Banded Centipedes. 
  My favourites were the Eyelash Cup, the White Brain and the Splitgill, which reminded me of a coral.
Heyshott escarpment:
John strimming
Andy tending the fire
Birch Mazegill, Lenzites betulina
Birch Polypore, Piptoporus betulinus
Common Jellyspot, Dacrymyces stillatus
Eyelash Cup, Scutellinia scutellata
Glistening Inkcap, Coprinellus micaceus
Glistening Inkcap
Puffball, Scleroderma species
Slime Mould, Myxomycetes species
Slime Mould
Turkeytail, Trametes versicolor
Heyshott Common:
Birch Polypore, Piptoporus betulinus
Birch Polypore
Blushing Brackets, Daedaleopsis confragosa
Blushing Bracket
Blushing Bracket underside
unidentified bracket fungus
as above
Brown Birch Bolete, Leccinum scabrum
Brown Birch Bolete near stream
Common Bonnet, Mycena galericulata
Common Bonnet underside
Common Greenshield Lichen, Flavoparmelia caperata
Common Greenshield Lichen
Cushion Bracket, Phellinus pomaceus
Dog Lichen, Peltigera canina
Dog Lichen underside
Hair Moss, Polytrichum commune
Lichen, Usnea species
Oak Curtain Crust, Hymenochaete rubiginosa
Oak Curtain Crust underside
Silver Birch ♂ + ♀ catkins, Betula pendula
male Silver Birch catkins
Sphagnum moss species
Trentepohlia algae
Trentepohlia algae
White Brain, Exidia thuretiana
White Brain
Lords Piece:
Banded Centipede, Lithobius variegatus
Black Snail Beetle, Silpha atrata
Black Snail Beetle
Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum
Hairy Curtain Crust underside
Leopard Slug eggs, Limax maximus
Leopard Slug
mystery item
remarkable similarity to Blood Blister Lichen: :
"Haematomma lapponicum (Ophioparma lapponica): A crustose soil lichen that grows on the tundra of northern Alaska's Brooks Range. The red structures resembling blood blisters are apothecia."
another cluster of the above

Southern Bracket, Ganoderma australe
Southern Bracket
Splitgill, Schizophyllum commune

Splitgill underside
Velvet Shanks, Flammulina velutipes
growing from side of birch log
Velvet Shanks side view
underside of Velvet Shanks