Monday, 23 November 2015

Ebernoe fungi

Scarlet Waxcap, Hygrocybe coccinea
On Thursday 12th November I went to Ebernoe Common where Mark Colvin showed me around as this was my first visit. We were there for the fungi, for which Ebernoe is well known as it has around 1,000 of the UK species total of over 6,000. Fortunately for us there were already some fungi experts on site who were able to identify some of them for us. One species had our attention as soon as they told us about it - the Scarlet Caterpillarclub. This unassuming red finger-like fungus grows on the larva or pupa of a butterfly or moth.
  We first searched around the church and did a tour of the Common, then concentrated on the cricket pitch. Many fungi are difficult to identify for the novice, and much needs to be done in the field using keys and guides. Trying to give a positive id after the event using just the photos can be problematic. I have used information from the knowledgeable people we met on site, and guidance from iSpot members. Hopefully I have got most of them right, please advise if you see any incorrect ones - thanks.
  Later Mark showed me 15 hibernating Small Tortoiseshells  and a pupa clinging to the roof of a barn.
Holy Trinity Church, Ebernoe Common
Artist's Bracket, Ganoderma applanatum
action man
Clouded Funnel, Clitocybe nebularis
Common Beech leaf, Fagus sylvatica
Dung Roundhead, Stropharia semiglobata
Ebernoe Brickworks

Heath Waxcap, Gliophorus laetus
Scarlet Caterpillarclub, Cordyceps militaris
Scarlet Waxcap, Hygrocybe coccinea
Snowy Waxcap, Hygrocybe virginea
Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum
Jelly Ear Fungus, Auricularia auricula-judae
King Alfred's Cake, Daldinia concentrica
Cricket pitch:
Cep, Boletus edulis
Parrot Waxcap, Hygrocybe psittacina
Parrot Waxcap
Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
Dock Leaf, Rumex obtusifolius
Golden Spindles, Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Liberty Cap, Psilocybe semilanceata
Meadow Waxcap, Hygrocybe pratensis
Ochre Brittlegill, Russula ochroleuca
Parrot Waxcap, Hygrocybe psittacina
Parrot Waxcaps
Red Clover, Trifolium Pratense
Scarlet Waxcap, Hygrocybe coccinea

Scarlet Waxcaps
Scarlet Waxcaps
Scarlet Waxcap
Scarlet Waxcaps
Mosaic Puffball, Lycoperdon utriforme

waxcap, Hygrocybe helobia
waxcap, Hygrocybe vitellina

1 comment:

  1. Colin
    I think the Puffball is L. pratense.
    I'm afraid I'm not enough of an expert to ID the unidentified ones.
    Not sure if you know, but the Psilocybe is the infamous "magic mushroom"!


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