Thursday, September 3, 2015

Promising start to the toadstool season


Thursday's Guardian Country Diary is about toadstools.

It's been an early and very promising start to the toadstool season so far this year. Here are a few species that we've seen so far.



















Larch bolete Suillus grevillei in a larch plantation at Backstone Bank, Wolsingham, Weardale



















Purple brittlegill Russula atropurpurea Backstone Bank wood, Wolsingham, Weardale


























Shaggy inkcap aka lawyer's wig Coprinus comatus near Romaldkirk, Teesdale

















Fairy ink cap Coprinellus disseminatus Weardale
















Dryad's saddle Polyporus squamosus on a tree stump on a golf course near Wylam, Tyne valley




















Lumpy Bracket Trametes gibbosa Hollingside Wood, Durham




















Purple jellydisc Ascocoryne sarcoides Hollingside wood, Durham city






















Weeping widow Lacrymaria lacrymabunda Weardale
















Sulphur tuft Hypholoma fasciculare Backstone Bank wood, Wolsingham, Weardale



















Blackening waxcaps Hygrocybe conica in a sheep pasture near Egglestone in Teesdale
















Oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus Hollingside Wood, Durham city.



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