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by Fenwickfield
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Rutstroemia sydowiana or Oakleaf Cup
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Rutstroemia sydowiana or Oakleaf Cup

very nice will have to look out for it
by Fenwickfield
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Unwanted fungi - (was Blushing Rosette)
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Unwanted fungi - (was Blushing Rosette)

I get rather excited when I find fungi in the garden and have planted my garden up to encourage all forms of wildlife and no chemicals are ever used who wants a manicured lawn and as others have said a sterile garden if you want rid of fungi and by the sound of it anything else listen to gardeners q...
by Fenwickfield
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: cartoon
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: cartoon

I know the feeling :D
by Fenwickfield
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: cartoon
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: cartoon

Very Funny made me laugh :lol:
by Fenwickfield
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hygrocybe/Hygrophorus
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Hygrocybe/Hygrophorus

Out looking for the Scarlet Elf Cap (which I found) and I came across a small group of these white/ivory fungi growing under the canopy of a couple of taxus in the middle of a mixed woodland. Slightly greasy cap and no smell. Is it likely to be Hygrocye virginea (Cuphophyllus virgineus) just in the...
by Fenwickfield
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Plants that can kill
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Plants that can kill

This place is near were I live the chap that set the garden up a few years ago did a talk at our local Scottish Wildlife Trust meeting and it was fascinating but there were a few worried husbands by the end of the night. I have experience with hogweed it does not just have to be giant hogweed that b...
by Fenwickfield
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Unbelievable microscope offer
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Unbelievable microscope offer

Not long ago Aldi were selling one very similar to that for £35, complete in a case with numerous accessories and a computer coupled camera for optional use in place of the eyepiece. And this LCD one with measuring scale displaying spores below only cost a quarter of that. Not professional standard...
by Fenwickfield
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Maybe Mycena very distinctive
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Maybe Mycena very distinctive

Flaxton wrote:I often identify this species not by the blue on the cap which can be non existent but by the very hairy stem which your photo shows well.
Mal
Thanks Mal
I will remember this if I find it again it also said that the base of the stipe can have a blue ting to it

Best Wishes
Sheila
by Fenwickfield
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Maybe Mycena very distinctive
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Maybe Mycena very distinctive

. . . rather difficult genus to get to grips with . . . Sheila It certainly is Even with a microscope and the literature it can be difficult; plus the best literature - two volumes with a total of over 900 pages - can be rather daunting in itself: https://www.amazon.com/Mycenas-Northern-Hemisphere-...
by Fenwickfield
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Maybe Mycena very distinctive
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Maybe Mycena very distinctive

Thank you for your identification and helpful information it is good to know it is not typical but when I have looked it up in Collins book I see it can sometimes have blue on the cap and at the base of the stipe also more frequent in coniferous habitat rather I difficult genus to get to grips with....