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dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 19 10:15 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
dpack wrote:
is the A M patch near birch?


No, they are under a fir of some sort. No ceps for me then

MR, I'm sure they fairies will appreciate them.

You can definitely find ceps under a fir.


yep , near beech as well sometimes but i recon birch are a preferred and common symbiote

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 19 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you both. I'll keep an eye on it over the next few weeks. Fingers crossed.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 19 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have boletes sometimes, but never quite identified them. I don't think they are ceps, but not too sure what they are. Generally a rather dirty coloured top and underneath.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 19 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

iirc there are only a few nasty boletes , learn them avoid them. B. satanus is the really nasty one but is easy to id

the safe ones vary from delicious to not much point as they taste like kitchen roll in mud but you won't get poorly.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 19 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think it is the B. satanus, but could be one of several others. I must take the book up and have a really good investigate this year when I see them.

jp



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
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Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 19 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This rain is finally kicking things off. Not many CEPs yet - hopefully still to come. But amazing year for Cauliflower fungus. Normally only see one every couple of seasons - but seen loads this year. Here’s a big one I found a few days ago & saw 2 or 3 others.

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dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 19 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i saw one in surrey years ago but have never seen one up here.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 19 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have never seen one of those, but will keep a look out. We sometimes get some unusual ones in the woods, but not every year. We have had some magpie inkcaps already this year, and stump puffballs, but not many more that I have seen so far.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 19 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great picture JP. Is it edible?

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 19 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On a root of a tree cut off at ground level in Culross school yard


And on an old road, now used as a path, with a steep gradient


dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 19 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

do they have any other trees or shrubs they are fond of ?

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 19 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did I already mention the approx 1.5 lb Lions mane we found in the back woods? Mrs. Slim turned it into "crab"cakes. Pretty good.
Also found a nice grouping of black trumpets that we dried for adding flavor to Winter meals. Love how easily they dry

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 19 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had a lions mane fungus once, but sadly the tree it was in fell down, so haven't seen another one.

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 19 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gz, that's probably an armillaria, yeah?
Could take a spore print and gill photos to reddit.com/r/mycology to get ID help

jp



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
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Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 19 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Great picture JP. Is it edible?


Yep & very nice too, though you have to carefully remove pine needles & wildlife from all the folds
They dry very well too.

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