Day 6

09 September 2023

Today was damp, warm and humid.

ENTRANCE AREA

In the Entrance Yard the Agaricus that I saw on Day 2 were sprouting again.

By the bench at the reserve entrance, I found two groups of unidentified orange fungi (Figs. 6.0–6.1) and turning left towards Basecamp, I found some of the unidentified white fungi found on Day 5.

BASECAMP AREA

On the mossy log on the Basecamp Loop path, I saw the Cribraria argillacea.

On the path down to Basecamp, I saw the crumbling Fuligo cinerea and some unidentified disc fungi (Fig. 6.2).

The unidentified slime mould from Day 5 had not changed much.

I spotted a singular Coprinopsis lagopus and the Peziza from last week.

At Basecamp, the Scutellinia scutellata remained under the log circle, and I identified Candolleomyces candolleanus in and around this area.

The Ramaria stricta and the nearby other group of Peziza had both grown larger.

THE DELL

In The Dell, the draping Fuligo septica had turned paler, and I spotted a small Parasola plicatilis, as well as a Marasmius rotula and Mycena acicula (Fig. 6.3) in the grassy area left of the entrance.

The Hemitrichia clavata had disappeared, but I found another Fuligo septica, Coprinopsis lagopus and another P. plicatilis.

SANDY GLADE AREA

In the Sandy Glade Area, I spotted a scattered group of Leucocoprinus brebissonii (Fig. 6.4), and many more Fuligo septica at various stages.

The Hemitrichia clavata here were still present, as was the Marasmius rotula found last week.

ENCLOSED AREA

Under the shady canopy of the Enclosed Area, there were lots of Leota lubrica.

I found a blackening Hygrocybe conica (Fig. 6.5) and a large group of unidentified brown fungi (Fig. 6.6) on the damp rotting litter.

The Clavulina coralloides had turned grey — perhaps they had been parasitized by microbes.

I discovered another few larger clubs — possibly a Clavaria species.

I also saw the Clavulinopsis luteoalba, which also were covered in some parasite.

YEW GROVE AREA

Off the woodland path, I spotted the Calocera viscosa and the Chlorociboria from previous weeks.

OUTPOST AREA

At The Outpost I found a large, scattered group of Laccaria laccata and multiple Fuligo septica and a Fuligo cinerea aethalia.

TRAIL END AREA

Further along the trail, I saw the Arcyria cinerea and Fuligo septica on the log piles from previous weeks.

OTHER

The Hydnum repandum was still around.

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