Now with new improved Fizz.
By the time Fizz and I got out yesterday it was getting dark and there was no chance of getting any decent pictures. This morning it seemed a bit brighter and we decided to have another try.
Yesterday I found some more Oysterlings and I want a chance to photograph them.
So that is the Oysterlings. Next….
Don’t eat yellow snow!
Remember our Pear-shaped Puffballs?
I am reluctant to take another one of these as I want to watch them mature and decay but this is an important stage in their development. So selecting the biggest one….
Fizz in Fog.
I quite like fog it is better than constant rain 🙂
So where did we leave that tree?
So here is our first fungi in the coppice. This is Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum. This grows all over the world and you will find it in Australia and North America. It is very common and we will see a lot more in the next couple of months.
Notice that she was on a lead in those last pictures. I have just heard an animal moving about in the woods. We don’t get to see it. It was probably Deer, there are a lot of them around here but there are also Wild Boar and Boar would be dangerous for Fizz. (they might knock her off her log) She is safe so long as she stays close.
My next find is a stinker.
Phallus impudicus, this is a Stinkhorn Fungus and it is living up to it’s name. I don’t often find them with the gleba intact like this (Gleba is the disgusting bit), flies are usually quick to eat that bit but I guess in Winter there are not so many flies around. This specimen has been hanging about for a bit and is truly repulsive.
I need to dig it up and see it’s egg.
Let’s move on to the Pigskin Poison Puffball.
These are the decaying remains of the Common Earthball, Scleroderma citrinum.
I was very interested to find that my Honey Fungus, Armillaria ostoyae was itself being attacked by another fungus. This is some kind of parasitic fungi. I don’t expect to be able to get an ID on it but I am trying to find out more as we speak.
One expert has already advised me to collect some in a tupperware container and see what develops. Hmm….. Not sure that I am ready for the responsibility of keeping another pet.
If I find out anything then I shall let you know.
(Ha ha! I remembered to read the back of my hand)