Jesmond Dene Fungi

This morning at a friend’s house who was enthusing about a TV program on Painted Ladies, we saw one feeding on the hanging baskets on her front wall. It made her day.

An afternoon trip to Jesmond Dene after the recent rain had encouraged a few fungi to fruit.

Identifying fungi without specialist equipment is difficult.


Lumpy Bracket (Trametes gibbosa) above


Death Cap (Amanita phalloides)?  found under beech tree.


Shaggy Inkcap (Coprinus comatus) found nearby.


Alder Bracket (Inonotus radiatus) on a tree stump.


Stump puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme) again on tree stump and showing its pear shape.

Common Inkcap (Coprinus atramentaria) found in Armstrong park.


Blackening Waxcap (Hygrocybe conica). It was at some distance from me on a bowling green in Heaton Park.


This fungi is brown and funnel shaped underneath,  lighter brown gills decurrent. Quite slimy in the rain with no apparent smell.



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