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by Lancashire Lad
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unknown Purple Mushroom Found In Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Unknown Purple Mushroom Found In Garden

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. You don't say whether it was found very recently, or what exactly it was growing on. (As you mention the garden, I'm assuming soil, rather than wood as substrate?). If it's a fairly recent find, my first thoughts would be something like Wood Blewit - Lepista nuda , but b...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 56
Views: 7156

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

According to the mountain weather forecast, Wednesday 29th November was to be a sunny day in the Lake District, but with strong northerly winds. The first of the winter's snow had fallen during the previous few days, but as Haystacks is not one of the highest fells, at just 1956ft high, the snow was...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help with I.D for these purple hue mushrooms
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Help with I.D for these purple hue mushrooms

Photos obviously needed to enable any sort of confident suggestions, but some of the descriptive characteristics given have me thinking potentially along the lines of Wood Blewit - Lepista nuda.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Laccaria tortilis?
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Laccaria tortilis?

Hi,

Could well be wrong, (as it generally has a slightly darker apical region to the stipe), but I think your fungus has the general hallmarks of Lichenomphalia umbellifera.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mushroom for ID
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Mushroom for ID

Hi,

Looks like a young example of one of the Armillaria species - but if that's the case, then at 70 x45µ, I'd say that your spore measurements are about ten times the size they should be. :shock:

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: first time hunting and need help identifying
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: first time hunting and need help identifying

Hi Matt, and welcome to UK Fungi. I don't want to put you off, but I doubt whether anyone would be willing to enter into email dialogue with you when they have no idea who you might be. These days most people are, (and rightly so), wary of giving out their email addresses willy-nilly. If you are unw...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on acid heathland
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Fungus on acid heathland

Hi,

I'd say this has the looks of Gymnopilus penetrans (Common Rustgill).

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 56
Views: 7156

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Friday 27th October was forecast to be a sunny day with light winds, so I headed to the Lake District for another walk on the tops. I hadn’t done Sergeant Man for quite a few years, and had never explored along Blea Rigg. With the addition of Pavey Ark – High Raise, etc., that was my plan. – The wea...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 56
Views: 7156

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Cheers Adam.
adampembs wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:53 pm
. . . . I think we might go again to the lakes next autumn on our annual caravan break. . . .
Maybe we'll get to meet up for a walk this time if you do.
I've another walk (from last week) to post, (below), just to whet your appetite! :D

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 56
Views: 7156

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

After a few weeks of mediocre weather, the promise of long sunny periods throughout the day saw me back in the Lake District on Thursday, 10th August for another walk. This time, I’d decided on a revisit to some fells I’d done several times over the years. – The Red Pike to Haystacks ridge from Butt...