Day 10

08 October 2023

Today was damp and foggy, but mild.

ENTRANCE AREA

On the Car Park path I saw a group of Coprinellus disseminatus covering some mossy wood, then I saw what looked like the remains of Coprinopsis atramentaria by a timber bollard.

In the entrance yard, the Agaricus had grown larger.

Under the bench on the path to Basecamp, I found a Bolete species (Fig. 10.0).

BASECAMP AREA

On the Basecamp Loop there was a large group of Laccaria laccata, and some blackened Tubifera ferruginosa (Fig. 10.1).

The slime mould on the path leading to Basecamp and the Dacrymyces stillatus were still there.

At Basecamp, the Scutellinia scutellata (Fig. 10.2) under one of the logs in the log circle had returned and there were a few remaining Candolleomyces candolleanus.

The Ramaria stricta had thinned and become darker, and on the same log I spotted another, smaller group growing as well as some other unidentified slime moulds (Fig. 10.3).

THE DELL

In The Dell, I spotted a singular Parasola conopilea in leaf litter, then a group of Artomyces pyxidatus on a mossy log (Fig. 10.4).

I saw a Xerocomellus species in the grassier areas, but the stem was too bitten to be bruised.

On a log I found a small group of purple fungi (Fig. 10.5), on a fallen branch a group of small Crepidotus (Fig. 10.6) and on the cut end of a log some reddish fungi (Fig. 10.7).

In between the twigs and branches of the branch circle I found the unidentified Bolete species from last year (Fig. 10.8).

A group of bright Lycogala epidendrum grew on one of the more rotted logs, and on the leaf litter grew a large group of Laccaria amethystina (Fig. 10.9).

SANDY GLADE AREA

Alongside the Arcyria denudata from last week, I spotted some new white forms — probably juvenile A. denudata.

The Hemitrichia clavata and Leucocoprinus brebissonii from last week remained the same.

On the Fen Trail Turnoff path, I found some Fuligo septica aethalia and a Cladonia species.

ENCLOSED AREA

I came across another group of Tubifera ferruginosa (Fig. 10.10) on a mossy log on the edge of the Alder carr alongside the path, as well as a singular Bolbitius titubans (Fig. 10.11).

In the Enclosed Area, I saw Tricholoma fulvum, Leota lubrica and Coprinellus micaceus.

I found another group of Clavulinopsis luteoalba under a rotting log and a small orange milkcap — probably Lactarius tabidus (Fig. 10.12) — on the damp soil.

YEW GROVE AREA

On the path to the Yew Grove, I found more Fuligo septica and a white Stemonitis plasmodium (Fig. 10.13).

The Cyathus striatus was the same as last week, but around them, I noticed some other species: Amanita muscaria (Fig. 10.14), Clavulina cinerea (Fig. 10.15) and an unidentified pinkish Mycena (Fig. 10.16).

Just before The Outpost, the Pluteus aurantiorugosus from last week had turned a lighter orange.

OUTPOST AREA

Nearby, on an Alder tree I found Inonotus radiatus (Fig. 10.17).

TRAIL END AREA

In the Trail End Area, on open leaf litter, I spotted some Russula parazurea (Fig. 10.18) and under branches and twigs I found an Amanita rubescens (Fig. 10.19).

Right of the path on an upturned stump, I came across a group of small Apioperdon pyriforme (Fig. 10.20) and more Parasola conopilea (Fig. 10.21) in the grassy sides of the path.

In one of the log piles, I noticed a Scleroderma verrucosum with a very large pseudostem (Fig. 10.22).

OTHER

Occasionally throughout the reserve woodland I spotted Coprinopsis lagopus and Russula ochruleuca.

The Hydnum repandum had reddened, but persisted.

There were a few different Fuligo septica, but less than in previous weeks.

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