Early Autumn Fungi – Part 1

It looks like being a good year for fungi especially down south.

Within the local area most of the Mersey valley around Manchester has been used for gravel extraction, sewage farms and refuse tips. Whilst the tree and grass cover give a good impression of natural open space the ground lacks the range of fungi that would normally be found. A recent trip down to Dorset really demonstrated the range of fungi that could be found in an unspoilt area.

 Fly Agaric
The unmistakeable and poisonous Fly Agaric on Grip Heath

Pseudotrametes gibbosa Trametes pubescans – one of the more uncommon bracket fungi on Silver Birch at Arne

Pseudotrametes gibbosaTrametes pubescans
 
Common EarthballCommon Earthball – found across all the heathland and mosses.
The SickenerThe Sickener – Coombe Heath
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Spotted Collybia – Kilwood DWT
 Dye Polypore
Dye Polypore – Kilwood DWT
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Common Puffball – Kilwood DWT
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Common Puffball

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