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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Unidentified Cortinarius possibly C. saturninus

Many thanks to Geoffrey Kibby for suggesting the "unidentified cortinarius" in the last post would possibly be C. Saturninus - a species associated with willow. In some years there would seem to be an explosion of certain mushrooms,  Honey fungus for example. This year around Sandy water-park it would appear that such an event has occurred with C. Saturninus - they are absolutely everywhere among the waterside willow trees on the south side of the lake. There are even fairy rings of them growing in two or three places. Not only here at Sandybut in lots of other places  C. saturninus (or something looking very similar) has appeared in a number of other sites as well.

Cortinarius Saturninus.


Cortinarius Saturninus, fairy ring.

Cortinarius Saturninus, spores.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Sandy Waterpark

 Usually going for a walk around Sandy Water park I take my binoculars and spend the time looking at the lake. But I was surprised at how fungi species are lurking in the grass as well.

Coprinus comatus, Lawyer's Wig or Shaggy Inkcap.

Cortinarius Sp, Possibly Cortinarius croceus, Saffron Webcap

Snowy Waxcap, Cuphophyllus virgineus.

Glistening Inkcap, Coprinellus micaceus.
Unidentified Cortinarius (?)

Wood Blewitt, Lepista nuda

No real idea on this, measures about 1 cm across. 

 Poison-pie, Hebeloma crustuliniforme and Common Inkcap, Coprinopsis atramentaria

Sunday, 11 October 2020


 Last year there was a nice display of Wrinkled Peach, Rhodotus palmatus, on an old log near the Wildfowl entrance. Went down for a quick look again this year but obviously should have gone a couple of weeks earlier!

Wrinkled Peach, Rhodotus palmatus

Friday, 9 October 2020

A visit to Troserch Woods.

 At one time I was in Troserch Woods most days of the week, as I lived close by. It seems a sadder place now as a lot of the paths are overgrown and there has been a lot of trees blown down across the walkways, especially on the west bank. There also seemed to be more fungi then but summers were always warmer in years gone by. Nothing of real note to declare this time - just the usual suspects:

This one seems so familiar, I settled on a Common Funnel, but I'm really not sure now. White spore print and the spore size fits seems to fit though.





 Blueing Conifer Bracket and Ochre Brittlegill.

Common Earthball and White Fibrecap.

White saddle and Sulphur Tuft.

Hairy Curtain Crust and Honey Fungus.
I took this to be an inocybe - gave a brown spore-print.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

North Dock Dunes

 A number of Dune Stinkhorn fungi (Phallus hadriani) along the west ridge of the dunes. Same place as last year but seem to be a few more this year.


Also growing alongside the stink-horn was a small Hairy Parachute, see below:

Crinipellis scabella, Hairy Parachute

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Cwm Rhaeadr near Cilycwm

Some photos from a walk in Cwm Rhaeadr woods near Cilycwm.



Sunday, 27 October 2019

Fungus on holly leaf

After another excellent Fungi day at the NBGW organised by Bruce, we were on the alert for the fungus that we were shown on holly leaves that had hairs. Bingo - we found it today (although out of county in Pengelli Forest). Can anyone remind me of what it was called!