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.