Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by HPtreas » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi!
Last year my daughters and I went on a nature walk in Beacon Fell (Forest of Bowland). During the day we enjoyed seeing various fungi and photographed some. We'd now like to identify some of them if possible. We've looked at some sites, but not really sure where to start or if we have enough information as we're newbies at this! I realise I haven't met your criteria of showing gills and stalks and local area - but didn't photograph them for this purpose. If that means that no-one can help me with ID then fair enough. I suspect some of them will be very common ones though that enthusiasts will recognise quickly even though we don't.

Please find attached six pictures. Any thoughts greatly appreciated, and no problems if no help possible.

Thanks!
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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:29 am

Hello and welcome (to you and your daughters) to UK fungi
I can only see one picture, rather than six. It shows a cluster of sulphur tuft toadstools Hypholoma fasciculare on a birch tree. In places you can see traces of the veil around the edges of the caps, also (if one knows where to look) you can see that the fungus has dark spores - these are the sort of characters we need to start to identify fungi.
Rule number one is that picking a fruitbody and looking at the underside / making a spore print is not the same as uprooting a flowering plant - these are the "fruits" of the fungus.
I am assuming your daughters are quite young? A fun exercise would be to look at a shop-bought mushroom. See how the gills turn from pink (immature) to dark brown as the spores mature - you can then make a pore print from the latter. This webpage is excellent regarding all this: http://natures-restaurant-online.com/Bu ... hroom.html
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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Looks like there's been some sort of problem in uploading your images.

Not sure exactly how you went about things, but here's a link to description of the basic method for correctly uploading & adding images to posts: -
http://fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1942

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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by HPtreas » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 pm

Hi!

Thanks you so much for these replies. Chris, I'll look into that link and we'll do some great activities together.

Not sure what happened with the other pictures so I'll try them again here!

Thanks again.
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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by adampembs » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:59 pm

When you click to upload the photos, do you watch the progress bars to see them finish uploading before you hit the submit button?
You should also "preview" your post before hitting submit, to make sure it appears as you want it to appear (and to confirm the images are there)
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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by HPtreas » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 pm

Hi!

Both times I did follow the instructions, and there was a tick besides each photo in the status column and in the preview (which I checked before submitting) all the photos appeared in a grid . So no idea what's happening! I'll take a screenshot this time just in case it doesn't work! Third attempt....

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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by HPtreas » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:16 pm

Maybe there's a problem with my kind of photos? The screenshots show that the preview said they were all attached! I did shrink them down to 400kb as requested.

I'll try the screenshots instead and see if they work.

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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:26 am

Hi
you need to click the "Place inline" tab for each perhaps? I'll leave it to the more technologically savvy . . .
From those tiny images I'm tempted to suggest (this is more a guessing game than anything else):
1 Lycoperdon nigrescens
2 Lycoperdon pyriforme
3 dunno - Panaeolus sp.?
4 A Russula -often very attractive fungi, but a very large genus and not easy for the beginner

When we see the full images it'll be funny to see how wrong I was . . .

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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by adampembs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:36 am

I can confirm there is a problem. Currently, using the inline option appears to get around it. I'll investigate when I have some time.
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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by HPtreas » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:03 pm

Hi!
Really appreciate your time. I'll try putting them in again using inline :)
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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:40 pm

I'm sure you and Adam will get there in the end. The image in the previous post is probably of Tubaria confragosa; that is based on general colour, time of year, and a lot of experience. It doesn't really have enough information to be certain however - seeing the fungus in its habitat, what was it growing on, more than one fruitbody (this is well developed and younger ones may show signs of a veil etc.).

Have a good read through viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49 - at least you have provided the info in red capitals in this instance ;)
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Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

Post by Lancashire Lad » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:46 pm

Hi,

Obviously, as Adam has confirmed above, there is something amiss with the website's software at the moment.

It looks like you've exhausted most possibilities for trying to upload your photos, but it might just be worthwhile having one more go.

About three weeks back, I uploaded multiple images in a single post, and had several problems doing so.

I was using my usual method of uploading an attachment, previewing the post, then editing the text of my post to describe that particular photo, then doing the same again for my next photo, and so on.
After which, all things being well, and when I was happy with the overall "finished" post, I would have finally clicked the "Submit" tab.

However, several times during the previewing/editing of text process, the uploaded attachments just disappeared, or left only the last one uploaded.

I thought at the time that there was some sort of "one-off" type of glitch, but seeing that your problems in image uploading are very similar, I'm now wondering whether I was experiencing the same "bug" in the system.

I did eventually find a way around the problem at the time, by completely editing and finalising the body text of my post, before uploading all the attachments one after the other (giving each a short name in the comments box) and then, immediately clicking the "Submit" tab.

I did not, after starting to "add the attachments", edit or type any more text whatsoever in the post, nor did I then preview the post, but simply clicked on the "Submit" tab once all my intended images were showing on the attachments list.
That did the trick, and my images were correctly uploaded and visible at the bottom of my post on the actual forum.

As mentioned, I thought at the time it was a one-off sort of problem, and no one has mentioned any similar upload problems in the interim - but just maybe my experience was the same thing that's happening with your attempted uploads.

Regards,
Mike.

EDIT
- PS: (For Adam) - it's noticeable recently, when I'm uploading a post (whether it contains images or just text), that it's taking a considerable amount of time between clicking the "Submit" tab, and the post appearing on the forum (maybe 30 seconds or more).
Until recently, uploading a post happened within a second or two - not much longer than just browsing from page to page around the website.
Perhaps something related to the overall issue?
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