Monday, 31 August 2009

Some Fungi round the Big Pond

The wet, mild weather has encouraged a great flourishing of Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) in the beaver wetland around the ponds at Bamff.

The slightly fetid smell of the Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) pervades,

and those who keep their eyes open see delicious chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius)

and boletes (Boletus spp).

The last chanterelles we saw were too sodden with rain to pick and had been bashed about by the rain, so we moved on through the woodland. Besides these fungi the floor of some of the Norway spruce woods is carpeted with small brown fungi, while the sulphurous yellow of (could it be?) Velvet Shank (Flamulina velutipes) brightens the rotting stumps of trees

Could this be Postia caesia, a bracket fungus I found growing on the trunk of a dead Norway Spruce (Picea abies) just by the edge of the Big Pond here?

And what is this? A fungus I photographed growing on the next dead Norway spruce.

Is this Slippery Jack?

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