Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Snowy Waxcap


Snowy Waxcap


Oak Bracket

Hygrocybe family are probably the most attractive and colourful of our fungi. They are found in old pastures and grassland but are sensitive to chemicals and in the 1960's some species became quite scarce. Modern housing estates often have grassy corners and recreational areas which are regularly mown and these are ideal places to look for this tiny group of fungi. There are many species which are common around the area where I live and despite them being very colourful the plain looking Snowy Waxcap (Hygrocybe virginea) is my favourite. The above pic was taken on my lawn.
A new fungi species for me was Inonatus dryadeus, Oak Bracket growing at the base of an ancient Oak in Athey's dene in the Borough woods.

2 comments:

Dean said...

Still struggling for fungi down here, Nigel. Think we need some cold wet weather to spur things on.

abbey meadows said...

I think we'll get plenty of that soon Dean