Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Fly agarics and Scarlet Caterpillarclubs

Fly Agaric, Amanita muscaria.
On Sunday I joined Mark on a fungi hunt. We first visited Fittleworth where 16 Fly Agarics were lurking by a country lane, the most I have seen of this poisonous fungus in one small area. Afterwards we visited Ebernoe Common where we found 9 Scarlet Caterpillarclubs. These fungi parasitise butterfly and moth larvae. There was some young Honey Fungus and white slime mould on a log. A Rush Veneer moth was attracted to our balcony light.

Fly Agarics

Ebernoe Common:
Beech Jellydiscs, Neobulgaria pura
Beech Jellydisc
Brittlegills, Russula species

Honey Fungus, Armillaria mellea
Honey Fungus
possibly Mulberry, Morus nigra 

Scarlet Caterpillarclub, Cordyceps militaris

white slime mould
white slime mould
Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Pulborough Brooks Fungi Trail

Amethyst Deceiver, Laccaria amethystina
A Barred Sallow moth appeared on our balcony on 10th October together with a Rusty Dot Pearl.
  On Tuesday I followed the Fungi Trail laid out by the RSPB staff on the wooded heathland at Pulborough Brooks. A Small Copper was seen on the thistles by the outside cafe area.
Littlehampton sunset
Barred Sallow, Xanthia aurago
Rusty Dot Pearl, Udea ferrugalis

Amethyst Deceiver, Laccaria amethystina

Artist's Bracket, Ganoderma applanatum
Beechwood Sickener, Russula nobilis
Beechwood Sickener
Bracket fungus, Ganoderma species
Common Earthball, Scleroderma citrinum
Common Earthball
Common Earthballs
Common Earthball
Common Greenshield Lichen, Flavoparmelia caperata
Common Greenshield Lichen

Common Rustgill, Gymnopilus penetrans
Common Rustgill

Deer Shield, Pluteus cervinus
Deer Shield
Deer Shield
Deer Shield
Deer Shield
False Chanterelle, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
False Chanterelle

False Deathcap, Amanita citrina
False Deathcap
Fleecy Milkcap, Lactarius vellereus
This id is not definitive, just my opinion. It could be any Lactarius milkcap or Lactifluus species.
Fleecy Milkcap
Fleecy Milkcap
Fleecy Milkcap
Fleecy Milkcap
Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea
Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum
Highland Cattle

Oak Bug Milkcap, Lactarius quietus
Oak Bug Milkcap
Oak Bug Milkcap
view over the Brooks
Scrambled Egg Slime Mould, Fuligo septica
Scrambled Egg Slime Mould
Scrambled Egg Slime Mould
Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas

Small Staghorn, Calocera cornea
Small Staghorn

early Stinkhorn, Phallus impudicus
early Stinkhorn

Sulphur Tuft, Hypholoma fasciculare
Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft

Wood Woolyfoot, Collybia peronata
Wood Woolyfoot

Yellow Bonnets, Mycena epipterygia
Yellow Bonnets