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Winter fungi

We are well into the winter but there are still some interesting fungi to be found. Common candlesnuff is easy to spot on decaying treestumps and smaller pieces of dead wood. However, if you want more of a challenge, you … Continue reading

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Earth Tongues and Other Interesting Fungi

One of the things that I have learnt in recent months is that a great place to look for interesting fungi in late autumn is amongst the moss in patches of grass which have not been pampered for many years. … Continue reading

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Fungi on Heath Common

Colin Booker and I had a look on Heath common yesterday to see if there were any interesting fungi. As we had hoped, we started finding colourful waxcaps almost immediately. Some waxcaps are indistinguishable without the use of a microscope … Continue reading

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Fungi

The start to the fungus season has been a good one. Many fungi are emerging in lots of locations. Colin Booker and I took a walk at Walton Colliery Country Park and started finding many fungi as soon as we … Continue reading

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Fungal Finds

During a walk at Fitzwilliam Country Park, I came across some common puffballs (Lycoperdon perlatum). They were just pushing up through the moss and I thought they looked very striking. There were quite a few Russulas growing beneath silver birches … Continue reading

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Wrinkled Fieldcap

I was walking by the River Calder, near the Hepworth Gallery, when I spotted a mass of fungi on a pile of woodchips. I did my best to identify them using books but again needed the help of the British … Continue reading

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Morels at Stanley

It’s the time of year for morel mushrooms to appear but they can be hard to find. They are significantly┬áless common in the north-east of England than in some southern counties and they are more numerous in some years than … Continue reading

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Spring Fungus Search

Spring isn’t the obvious time for searching for fungi but I gave it a try today. My first significant find was a white growth on the side of a silver birch stump in Seckar Wood. It looked like a blob … Continue reading

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Bleach Cup

Continuing my mission to improve my knowledge of fungi, I have been searching for spring fungi. I had a look in an old orchard, which some books say are potential sites for morels, and I found this large brown fungus … Continue reading

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Willow Bracket

Next to Hemsworth Water Park there is some very marshy woodland, in which there is a particularly fine display of marsh marigolds every spring. That’s something to watch out for in the coming weeks. There are some large crack willows … Continue reading

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