Thursday, 13 October 2011


This is the final part of the series relating to my fungi and bird watching outings after the mini heat wave that we experienced around the beginning of the month.(it seems a long time ago now!)
So, here are some more fungi images (please feel free to click away if they are not your thing) and as usual the ID's are not 100% certain, please  correct me if I'm wrong!

Aromatic Pinkgill

Greasy Green Brittlegill

Grey Spotted Amanita

Peppery Bolette

Pestle Puffball

Powdery Brittlegill

Sepia Webcap

Shaggy Inkcap or Lawyer's Wig

Spiny Puffball

Tawney Grisette

Yellow Stagshorn

Help needed for an ID on this one!

And to finish are two images of a Slime Mould (enteridium lycoperdon). These images were taken ten days apart and you can see in the second image where the  outer covering is breaking down to reveal, and ultimately release, the spores from inside.

Sorry for the fungi overload but I thought it best to get them out of the system in one go instead of spreading the boredom over a couple of posts!


Bob Bushell said...

Wow, a great collection of fungi, that is one of the best. You could write a book on it, illustrated.

ADRIAN said...

A superb set........I know the unidentified one as Brain fungus......It could be Beech Jelly Disc Neobulgaria pura.
The Stags Horn is a beauty.

Roy said...

Superb images Trevor, good for any text book.

holdingmoments said...

Superb pictures as always Trevor,
Definitely the fungi King!

Can't help on the ID one, but it looks like a brain to me.

The Herald said...

Thanks Bob, don't know about the book though!....[;o)

Adrian, thank you.
Not sure about the ID, my books all have the Beech Jelly Disc looking more 'see through' and jelly like!...[;o)

Thanks Roy. I think the 'text' part of the book would be the problem!...[;o)

Cheers Keith. It's definitely hurting my brain trying to find an[;o)

ADRIAN said...

So do mine look jelly like but they don't feel like jelly in real life.....I posted a Tiered Tooth fungus on Wildaboutbritain. That's what someone said it was.
They are the very devil to identify. Apparently Brain Fungi are usually yellow. I've only seen white.

The Herald said...

Adrian, this one's really bugging me , so much so I'm just off to see if it's still there and maybe after a closer study things will be a little clearer!...I'll let you know...[;o)

Grace, I'm sorry but in my stupidity (age and stage!) I hit the wrong button and deleted your comment.
From what I can remember you were feeling a little under the weather, I hope you feel better soon. There was also a mention of tripe? Some people will tell you that I've been uttering total tripe for[;o)

Andrew said...

Wonderful images. I have only seen Earthballs and Birch Polypore in numbers this year.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne

You have found really a lot of different fungi!
very interesting!
Greetings from Switzerland
Yvonne and Raphael

The Herald said...

Thanks Andrew. Yeh, I think it's been a poor year for fungi in general this year (certainly around this area)I think it's down to the dry weather we've been experiencing...[;o)

The Herald said...

Gruetzi Wohl Yvonne and Raphael, thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. I'm glad you found it interesting! . Please visit again soon...[;o)