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by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 63
Views: 14950

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

With a glorious day pretty much guaranteed, in the extended spell of dry sunny weather we’re having, I made another trip to the Lake District on Monday 2nd July, intent on walking Langstrath, a valley I hadn't previously visited, along with Glaramara and Allen Crags, – two fells that I hadn't visite...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help with identification please.
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Help with identification please.

Hi Mike, Unfortunately only the one (spores) image is showing in your post. Either you didn't actually upload other photos? - or you have fallen foul of the "bug" which is causing problems when uploading multiple images to the forum. If it was the latter, I would recommend reading, and following the...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 63
Views: 14950

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Tuesday, 5th June was forecast to be a nice day, so, another trip to the Lake District - to do the Kentmere Horseshoe. During the walk, I decided to include High Street and Goat Scar as two “extra” summits. These two aren’t considered part of the usual horseshoe, but the legs were feeling good on th...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified fungi Sheffield
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Unidentified fungi Sheffield

Hmmm! - looks like someone's had an accident with an expanding foam cartridge! :lol: Have you touched it? - What is its consistency? If this is genuinely growing there, it must be one of the slime moulds - (myxomycetes). They aren't fungi, but they are studied by some mycologists. Wouldn't like to h...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).

Thanks both. Chris, Xanthoria elegans was one of several suspects that I'd looked at, but this, like the others I'd looked at seemed to be just too far away, and not showing any distinct characteristics to enable me to plump for a particular species. With Paul's reply - now I know why! :shock: Paul,...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 63
Views: 14950

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Thursday, 24th May was forecast to be a fine sunny day, so I made another trip to the Lake District with the idea of walking the Fairfield Horseshoe. - I'd previously been up most of the fells involved, but had never made a point of doing the actual Horseshoe. Making an early start, I parked the car...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Polyporus squamosus?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Polyporus squamosus?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

I think you can safely say that is definitely P.squamosus.

Nothing with similar macro characteristics, (I'm thinking of P.tuberaster), would grow with such a large grouping and to such a large size.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this fungi?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Is this fungi?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Yes, fungi - and from the photo, it looks as though these are one of the Tarzetta species of "cup fungi". More than likely being Tarzetta catinus , possibly Tarzetta cupularis , but microscopy would be required to be certain of the species. They are inedible, but as far ...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Rusty red crustose lichen. - (ID request).

Hi all, Anyone got any ideas as to what this rusty red lichen might be? 34 Rhizocarpon geographicum etc. - Lichens.jpg I'm pretty sure that the yellow one it's with is Rhizocarpon geographicum, but the red one has me stumped. Several suspects in Frank Dobson's book, but I wouldn't be confident namin...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed May 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 63
Views: 14950

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Thanks Nelly. Here's another walk I did a few weeks ago: - Monday 14th May was forecast to be more-or-less sunny all day, so I decided on a another trip to the lake District for a walk up Scafell Pike and Scafell from Wasdale Head. Setting off from the National Trust car-park at Wasdale Campsite, I ...