Wood ear (Auricular auricula-judae) found growing on a branch brought down in one of the copses by Storm Ciara.
This is either yellow brain fungus (Tremella mesenterica) or witches’ butter (Tremella aurantia); even Wikipedia seems confused about it.Continue reading
King Alfred’s cakes
Daldinia concentrica: known as King Alfred’s cakes or coal fungus grows on the park’s trees, in this case on a dead ash tree.Read more
We have been more successful in 2019 at identifying some of the enormous number of fungi that grow in the park. We were able to add five new species to our rather sparse fungi list.
1.Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur Tuft
2. Xylaria hypoxylon Candle snuff
3.Trametes hirsuta Hairy bracket fungus
4. Fuligo septica Dog’s vomit slime mould
5. Amanita muscaria Fly Agaric
Header picture – one of the many species we have been unable to identify.
Hairy bracket fungus. . .
. . . trametes hirsuta growing on dead oak in the wood between Kestrel Field and Lambrok Meadow.Continue reading
. . . . also known, for obvious reasons, as dog vomit slime mould; found in the long grass in Brunts Field.
Sulphur tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare) growing on dead wood in the copse between Sleepers and Sheep Field.Continue reading
We were wrong and we apologise; it isn’t Jack o’ Lantern.Continue reading “Apologies”
It’s a good year for fungi.
Here are some from last year: