Sunday 6 November 2016

Fallow deer rut at Petworth Park

Fallow Deer, Dama dama
On Thursday I visited Petworth Park to see the fallow deer rut. There was plenty of bellowing by the bucks.
Autumn leaves

Brittle Cinder, Kretzschmaria deusta
Brittle Cinder
Candlesnuff Fungus, Xylaria hypoxylon
Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus sulphureus
unidentified crust fungus

Cup lichen, Cladonia species
Egyptian Geese, Alopochen aegyptiacus
Fallow Deer, Dama dama

Floating Pennywort, Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
This is on the lake in front of Petworth House. It is an invasive non-native species. 
"First naturalised in 1990 as a result of discarded plants from garden ponds. Can grow up to 20cm per day and may quickly dominate a waterbody forming thick mats and impeding water flow and amenity use. May out-compete native species by blocking out light, causing deoxygenation, obstructing air breathing insects from reaching the water surface and reducing water temperatures. Floating pennywort is listed under Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 with respect to England, Wales and Scotland. As such, it is an offence to plant or otherwise cause this species to grow in the wild."
Golden Spindles, Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Golden Spindles
Lacquered Bracket, Ganoderma lucidum
Lacquered Bracket

Shoveler, Anas clypeata
Trichoderma viride, anamorph of Hypocrea rufa
Trichoderma viride, anamorph of Hypocrea rufa
Yellow Dung Flies mating, Scatophaga stercoraria

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Magpie Inkcaps and Hedgehog Fungi at Ebernoe

Magpie Inkcap, Coprinus picaceus
I visited Ebernoe Common many times in October and have taken thousands of photos of fungi. The early, middle and late stages of a fungus can look quite different, and their condition varies, so I post some photos on hoping that knowledgeable enthusiasts can point me in the right direction.

October 10th:
Ebernoe Common:
Amethyst Deceiver, Laccaria amethystina 
Beech Jellydisc, Neobulgaria pura

Beech Jellydiscs
Beechwood Sickener, Russula nobilis

Cep, Boletus edulis

Common Earthball, Scleroderma citrinum

Garlic Parachute, Marasmius alliaceus

Golden Spindles, Clavulinopsis fusiformis

Golden Spindles

Green Elfcups, Chlorociboria aeruginascens agg.

Green Elfcups

Green Elfcups

Hedgehog Fungus, Hydnum repandum

Hedgehog Fungus
Lumpy Bracket, Trametes gibbosa

Magpie Inkcap, Coprinus picaceus:
without flash
with flash

Mamillate Plait-moss, Hypnum andoi

Mamillate Plait-moss

Porcelain Fungus, Oudemansiella mucida

Porcelain Fungus

Rosy Crust, Peniophora incarnata

Rosy Crust

Saffrondrop Bonnet, Mycena crocata

Saffrondrop Bonnet

Scrambled Egg Slime Mould, Fuligo septica var. candida

Shaggy Scalycap, Pholiota squarrosa

Shaggy Scalycaps
Silky Rosegill, Volvariella bombycina
Slime Mould, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. fruticulosa

Slime Mould, Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa var. fruticulosa

Stump Puffballs, Lycoperdon pyriforme

Stump Puffballs

tree growing round fallen tree
Wrinkled Crust, Phlebia radiata