Monday, 3 November 2014
Fungi Galore another Mendip Trek 1/11/14
We decided to return to Dolebury Warren for a great Autumnal walk which also took in the Rowberrow area and part of Blackdown a total of 8 miles. We trekked through woodland, field and downland all these various environments yielding some great fungi. Highlights of the day were finding the stunning purple Amethyst Deciever and finding a Cep which was massive, did not realise that a type of fungus could grow so big. Must have found over 30 different fungi types on our walk each one perfect in its own way! Still a good number of Fly Agarics to be found in different areas as well.
So good to have the sun with us on our trek, the light on the trees and fallen leaves producing an array of amazing Autumn colours. Great time of year!
Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) on fallen Beechwood
Beechwood in Autumn - a copper carpet
Unknown fungi - Dolebury Warren
Great set of gills - Dolebury Warren
More gills - another fungi type on Dolebury Warren
Looked like a chocolate fungi - Dolebury Warren
Small pink fungi - Dolebury Warren
Yet another unknown - great colour
Common Puffball gathering
Unknown - a great group of colour though
Life in the trees
First sighting of a Cep - well chunky!
A Cep, this one was massive. The biggest fungi we have ever seen!
Found in with the conifers a great colour but ID unknown
Yellow Stagshorn - a good sized group found in with the conifers
Brittlegill of sorts
Beautiful Fly Agaric
Amethyst Deciever coming through the Beech leaves. So pleased to have found these fungi at long
last. What a stunning colour