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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Sunday's walk - Bradshaw, Ogden Water and Soil Hill.

One White Ermine larva was seen (above) along with several tawny coloured Buff Ermine larvae no doubt searching for pupation sites.

Steve (from Sowerby Bridge) found these attractive Blue Roundheads near Strine's beck.

Plenty of Magic Mushrooms about - I still haven't plucked up enough courage to try some!

Plums and Custard at Ogden on Pine.

A Parrot Waxcap (I think), from near Strine's beck, Bradshaw.

Not sure about this one from Ogden - either Grisette or Tawny Grisette?


Steve Blacksmith said...

I believe it's Grisette. The other one, Tawny Grisette, is orange-ish in its cap colour. Also, although Phillips says it is common, I think it's not found in Calderdale. This one is frequent at Ogden in the woods in autumn.

Alison said...

Hi Charlie
Yes it is the Parrot Waxcap - Hygrocybe psittacina and the Grisette is Amanita vaginata.


charlie streets said...

Okay, that's great, Parrot Waxcap and Grisette it is. It's nice to get to grips with naming just a few of the fungi we encountered and to let the rest go.