Fungi Lichen & Slime Mould
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Dark Fieldcap - Agrocybe erebia
Orange Peel Fungus - Aleuria aurantia
A cup fungus often found on the edge of woodland paths, in disturbed soil or even on gravelly paths.
Tiny Button Lichen - Amandinea punctata
Snakeskin Grisette - Amanita ceciliae
Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria
When the young fruitbodies first appear in the conifer plantations of FC they are covered in white warts and only as the cap expands do you see the red cap, still with white warts on it. However these warts can be washed off in heavy rain, leaving a red spotless fungus! Fly Agaric has been used as an insecticide by crumbling the fungus into a saucer of milk.
Blusher - Amanita rubescens
Bulbous Honey Fungus - Armillaria gallica
Honey Fungus - Armillaria mellea
Honey fungus is parasitic on live trees. By the time you see the fruiting bodies the timber has already been killed. You may sometimes come across the black ‘bootlaces’ which grow under the bark of a tree, These are known as rhizomorphs and are a sign of honey fungus activity.
Asterisk Lichen - Arthonia radiata
This can be found on smooth-barked trees at Foxglove Covert. The lichen body is up to 3cm across and the black fruiting bodies can sometimes look a little star-like.
It grows on the Ash trees at Kidney Spot Corner and you can just see a ladybird near the top right of the photograph.
Purple Jellydisc - Ascocoryne sarcoides
Jelly Ear - Auricularia auricula-judae
Jelly Ear grows mainly on dead or dying elder trees, but it is occasionally found on other deciduous trees.
Earpick Fungus - Auriscalpium vulgare
Brown Mushroom Lichen - Baeomycdes rufus
The green thallus of this lichen can spread to cover whole rocks. The fruiting bodies, known as apothecia, are pink-brown or rust-brown and are sometimes sessile, but here they are on stalks. At Foxglove Covert they are found on siliceous rocks.
Conifercone Cap - Baeospora myosura
Beech Tarcrust - Biscogniauxia nummularia
Lemon Disco - Bisporella citrina
Smoky Bracket - Bjerkandera adusta
Netted Fieldcap - Bolbitius reticulatus
Bay Bolete - Boletus badius
Black Bulgar - Bulgaria inquinans
Netted Crust - Byssomerulius corium
This is found on the fallen and decayed wood of deciduous trees.
Small Stagshorn - Calocera cornea
This small yellow fungus rarely grows higher than 1cm and is found in decayed wood.