Day 8

23 September 2023

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Today was cold and damp with a chilly breeze, but hot in the sun.


In the entrance yard, I spotted some small sprouting Agaricus.

On the reserve entrance path I found Tubifera ferruginosa (Fig. 8.0) on a stump near the path and on the side of the path I found a small group of unidentified, white fungi (Fig. 8.1) — possibly the same fungi as those I found on Day 5.


The Cribraria argillacea was still around on the Basecamp Loop.

I also spotted a few Laccaria laccata in the grass on the path.

On the path down to Basecamp, I saw the same slime moulds from previous weeks: Fuligo cinerea and the unidentified, black slime mould.

At Basecamp, on a small log I found some Dacrymyces stillatus (Fig. 8.2), some Candolleomyces candolleanus around the log circle, the Ramaria stricta which had grown larger — and a Coprinopsis lagopus.


The spore mass of the hanging Fuligo septica from Day 7 was still around, as was the Arcyria cinerea.

There were lots of smaller brown fungi and Calocera cornea (Fig. 8.3) on much of the dead wood. 

There was a group of Mycena galericulata (Fig. 8.4) on a rotting branch.

I also found the Lycogala epidendrum, which had turned grey.


In the Sandy Glade area, I found another group of Tubifera ferruginosa (Fig. 8.5) with a crust species, and the Hemitrichia clavata in the clearing.

The pink slime moulds from Day 7 turned out to be juvenile forms of Hemitrichia clavata.

At the path side I found a Mucilago crustacea (Fig. 8.6) on rotting leaves and a bramble stem.

I also found a small group of Candolleomyces candolleanus (Fig. 8.7) on a mossy log.


In the Enclosed Area, everything was the same as before — there were Collybiopsis ramealis, lots of Leota lubrica, the Clavulinopsis luteoalba and the Thelephora penicillata.

The Clavaria species had mostly disappeared.


On the way to the Yew Grove, I found the Inocybe geophylla along the paths in larger groups and off the path on the same log as before, the Chlorociboria species had grown larger.


At The Outpost, the green stained log had grown tiny Chlorociboria fruit-bodies.

I found more Calocera cornea and Laccaria laccata scattered around.

Just after The Outpost I found two Mycena galericulata (Fig. 8.8).


Further on, I spotted a Russula ochruleuca, Hypholoma fasciculare, yet more Calocera cornea, Laccaria bicolour (Fig. 8.9) and some Stemonitis (Fig. 8.10).

I also saw two Coprinopsis lagopus, Parasola conopilea, an Exidia species and Rickenella fibula (Fig. 8.11).


Occasionally, on some of the mossy wood along the paths, I found more Candolleomyces candolleanus and everywhere I saw Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa.

The Hydnum repandum was still around.