Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Morpeth Common


Ochre Brittlegill


Stubble Rosegill


Orange Peel Fungus


Silky Rosegill

I was Brambling along the old Wannie line beside Morpeth Common but I easily get  distracted. A good spot is an old sand quarry which the golf club use to fill their bunkers. The disturbed ground produces a few plants and I noticed lots of Orange Peel Fungus scattered all over the sandy floor. Silky Rosegill (Volvariella bombycina) was growing in the cleft of an Ash. Looking at my reference it is a bit like coming across a Rosefinch or a Red backed shrike in birding terms but I think with few people looking for these things they are probably more common and widespread. Ochre Brittlegill (Russula ocholeuca) and Stubble Rosegill (Volvariella gloioccephala) are common species.

4 comments:

Mel Lloyd said...

I must get out to the local sandpits and see if I can find orange peel fungus. A different route for the morning jog should sort that.
As for the rosegill...well I would have passed it by. Lovely.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments Mel. I haven't seen Orange peel fungus for over 20 years before this sighting but my books say it is common.

Mel Lloyd said...

I went to look for it on Sunday in the sand pits, woods and embankments round here but no luck so far :-(

abbey meadows said...

Worth keeping an eye out for Mel but maybe I was just lucky