Tuesday Treat: Fungi Found on Mousehold Heath

6th October 2020: Mousehold Heath which in previous years has yielded some new-to-me species of fungi. Would we find new ones this year?

Every fungus hunter’s delight, recognised by all, even if unable to name it

Amanita muscaria aka Fly Agaric: 6 Oct 2020

And its brother…

already featured on this blog: Tawny Grisette. THAT was a new one for me

Turkey Tail: 6 Oct 2020

Nothing new here; it’s quite common. But it is a good specimen

Jelly ears: 6 Oct 2020

Another common fungus. But again, a good specimen

This next one could be one of several different species, several different families. I’ve yet to get to grips with these bonnets/parachutes/etcs. But I like the elfin size of it

Unnamed: 6 Oct 2020

Another Unnamed (possibly parachutes): 6 Oct 2020

Rose Bonnet: 6 Oct 2020

This is another group I’ve yet to identify with certainty, but I’ll take a guess at a Wood-tuft

Unnamed: 6 Oct 2020

Pretty as flowers: 6 Oct 2020

I have this recorded in my folder as In The Dark Lord’s Garden.

Hare’s Ears: 6 Oct 2020

This is classed as a “cup”. And it was a new find. Happy with that

Dapperling or Amanita??? 6 Oct 2020

The Dapperling and Amanita families have much in common

Shaggy Scalycap: 6 Oct 2020

What a wonderful name. And so easy to identify. And another new one for me.

Unnamed: 6 Oct 2020

I’d like to say it’s a waxcap. But there are several other species it could be.

Hoof bracket growing on birch: 6 Oct 2020

Love the colour of that one

Unnamed: 6 Oct 2020

I’m sure to an expert it would be easy to name. But I’m not that. I do see it often, spilling out from trees.

And finally an easy one…

Oysterling, underneath: 6 Oct 2020

Oysterling, above: 6 Oct 2020

And that, my friends, is all for today. I’ll have more for you next week. Maybe I’ll even be able to name a few more.

I hope it’s encouraged you to look more carefully at the places you’re passing. In the ordinary, the extraordinary hides.

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30 Responses to Tuesday Treat: Fungi Found on Mousehold Heath

  1. Mycology for the masses

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  2. Deborah says:

    These are great Crispina! In the second photo one of those fungi looks like a rosebud! πŸ™‚ ❀


  3. aFrankAngle says:

    A wonderful collection of hidden beauties. Cheers to you for pointing out to others that much beauty exists in the surroundings of those who take time to look.

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  4. Dale says:

    These are spectacular, Crispina! I love that you can name so many – me? Not a one!
    However, you will be pleased with me when I post my “Walktober” post, hopefully, tonight, if not, well…before Saturday for sure because I have a few fungi that I was pleased as punch to find.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Crispina πŸ™‚


  6. Jen Goldie says:

    I’ve never see anything like these before! They’re amazing!

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  7. These are beautiful specimens, in such good condition, you came across them at just the right time!

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  8. DiosRaw says:

    Mousehold Health, many memories. πŸ™β€

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