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by gary
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Waxcap key
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Waxcap key

I wasn't sure where to post this but Claire Blencowe would like people to test her on-line waxcap key

https://sxbrc.org.uk/recording/keys/waxcaps/
by gary
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Latest update
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Latest update

Thanks Adam,
It's the content that we appreciate more than the logo etc.
Thank you for all your work in keeping the site going.
Current logo reminds me of a field trip to look at dune fungi at Freshwater East or Poppit Sands but i don't remember the palm trees!

Gary
by gary
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Powdery Mildews of Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Powdery Mildews of Wales

Ray Woods and Arthur Chater have produced a very good book about Powdery Mildews in Wales (following on from Rusts and Smuts). It can be downloaded free from here https://www.aber.ac.uk/waxcap/downloads/Chater19-PowderyMildewsWalesCensus.pdf or as a hard copy (50pgs, coloured card cover and metal sp...
by gary
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 6432

Re: One to look out for

Is it everywhere where there is Griselinia? but no-one has looked for it before. The lesson to be learned is that when you import exotic plants into the UK then you don't really know what else comes in with them and what effects they might have everything else. Having said that I think this fungus i...
by gary
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Smuts and allied fungi of Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: Smuts and allied fungi of Wales

Smut and Allied Fungi of Wales: A Guide, RDL and Census Catalogue By Woods, Chater, Smith, Stringer and Evans This report aims to be an introduction to the Welsh Smuts and Allied Fungi. Through brief descriptions and illustrations we hope that once the host is known, nearly all known Welsh species c...
by gary
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 6432

Re: One to look out for

Went shopping at the Torquay Lidl on Newton Road this morning (location) and had a quick look in the bottom of a Griselinia hedge next to the car park and found fbs on very old wet Griselinia leaves underneath. No photo this time. Further up the road near the hospital I looked in a very manicured lo...
by gary
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Smuts and allied fungi of Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Smuts and allied fungi of Wales

A new book just out
Can be downloaded here
https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/425372/1/smut_RDL.pdf

As if there wasn't enough smut on the internet
by gary
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 813
Views: 227571

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Sorry it was me that wasn't thinking.
It was finding. blackening waxcaps in my new garden that.got me overexcited!
by gary
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Growing on wood chippings
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Growing on wood chippings

It's those forking gills that give it away
by gary
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 813
Views: 227571

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

I'm moving from West Wales to Devon and found these Hygrocybe conica (Blackening Waxcap) in my new lawn on Saturday !
If I believed in signs I'd think this was one!
A bit of frost over the weekend so caught them just in time.
Interesting to see them surrounded by Achillea
by gary
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 6432

Re: One to look out for

photos taken with my cheapo £12 digital microscope,not brilliant but OK
by gary
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: One to look out for
Replies: 23
Views: 6432

Re: One to look out for

Found it today on the Aberystwyth University Campus- haven't taken a photo yet.
Lots of Griselinia hedges around here near the coast.
Thanks for making me look for it!