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by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: White Fungus growing in soil
Replies: 7
Views: 4353

White Fungus growing in soil

This morning I found a clump of white mushrooms growing on the ground on the side of a road. It was underneath species like Lawson Cypress, Yew, Holly and Spotted & Cherry Laurels and probably more species too. There was no distinct smell apart from the smell of earth and decomposing leaf litter. DS...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi
Replies: 13
Views: 6460

Re: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi

I tried dreadfully hard to find a rust in my garden this morning, no luck at all. Which plants would you say get parasitized the most would you say? Then maybe I'll look out for rusts on those especially. As for the Eyelash Fungus, I've never seen one! But now I know where to look I'll keep my eyes ...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock
Replies: 5
Views: 4517

Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

Has anyone else seen Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing directly on rock? I found a few plants growing on roadside rocks the other day but I can't find any references about it. Some info about what I saw: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/680482?nav=search I'll post the picture directly onto the site late...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi
Replies: 13
Views: 6460

Re: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi

I have just searched up Bog Beacon and I think finding it would be likely, if I look hard enough. It is a very pretty mushroom! Ashdown Forest is littered with streams and marshy areas, which seems to be a good habitat for this species from photos of it growing. If I find it and photograph it I'll p...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Unknown lichen on fallen tree
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Unknown lichen on fallen tree

This lichen was in the upper canopy of a tree, but when the tree fell I can see what's growing all the way up there! Does anyone know what it is?
White lichen, sorry for picture quality
White lichen, sorry for picture quality
It was taken on the 17th January of this year.
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi
Replies: 13
Views: 6460

Re: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi

Thanks for your help Mark! We have Chicken of the Woods in our local nature reserve, Hedgecourt, so I might see that. I'm visiting Ashdown Forest on Sunday, which is a network of woodland and heathland good for specialist fungi. Are there any good heathland fungi which can be found at this time of y...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Peziza badia?
Replies: 0
Views: 1992

Peziza badia?

Can anyone give any information on this observation: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/670550 ? I didn't want to post the photo directly to this site as it's not mine but I was hoping some of you could have some tips on separating these similar Peziza and not necessarily a certain identification. Grow...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cellar Cup or something else?
Replies: 0
Views: 2094

Cellar Cup or something else?

Is this a Cellar Cup, like marksteer has suggested or something else? http://www.ispotnature.org/node/660263 I don't want to upload the photos directly to this site as they aren't mine but another user's, but I hope the link isn't too much trouble. It was seen in central England near the Welsh borde...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Non-flowering Plants - (Mosses, Liverworts, algae, etc.)
Topic: Literature & Resources for Mosses and Liverworts
Replies: 4
Views: 4531

Re: Literature & Resources for Mosses and Liverworts

Agree with Mike here, at his recommendation I purchased this book and it's a cracker! This book is very informative, but in the field a side effect is the heaviness! I'm not sure how it can possibly fit into a pocket and even though when on holidays I take it with me I prefer to take lots of photog...
by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi
Replies: 13
Views: 6460

Spring/Summer Soil Fungi

The peak time for fungi is definitely autumn I think, and there is a 'quiet' time for people who don't often go out on forays like me during Spring and Summer. So far this season (Spring/Summer) I have only found one fungus growing in the soil and that was Felted Twiglet (Tubaria conspersa). Are the...
by jimmymac2
Thu May 28, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Advertising UK Fungi
Replies: 22
Views: 4143

Re: Advertising UK Fungi

I have seen the posts on the iSpot forum posts posted by marksteer, which is how I was aware of the site. I will try to advertise this site however I can!
by jimmymac2
Thu May 28, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Poorly-formed Buttercup Flower
Replies: 0
Views: 2957

Poorly-formed Buttercup Flower

Has anyone else observed a poorly-formed Buttercup flower like this:
Poorly-formed Buttercup
Poorly-formed Buttercup
I think that it is Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens).