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by jimmymac2
Fri May 29, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Spring/Summer Soil Fungi
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

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: 2383

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: 5476

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: 1562

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: 1699

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: 3829

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: 5476

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: 2654

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: 2368

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).
by jimmymac2
Thu May 28, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Smut on Bulbous Buttercup
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Re: Smut on Bulbous Buttercup

Here is the photo, I think...
Organism influencing Bulbous Buttercup
Organism influencing Bulbous Buttercup
by jimmymac2
Thu May 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Smut on Bulbous Buttercup
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Smut on Bulbous Buttercup

Hi, this is my first post on this website so apologies if I get anything wrong! :? I would quite like some input/confirmation on this post: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/668125?nav=search which has been identified as being Puccinia magnusiana or Uromyces dactilidis. Do either of them have 'behavio...