It is still warm but very humid. I wasn’t very happy with yesterdays waterfall pictures so this morning I decided to go looking for fungi. They are well past their best but I did get one beauty so that cheered me up.
I tried to clean this up but bits kept falling off so I decided to leave well alone. I think it is an old Large Pine Polypore. Phaeolus schweinitzil. It was growing on a dead pine root. The pound coin is all I had for scale. Pounds are 22mm or 7/8” in diameter. It has an earthy smell.
This is an Orange Birch Bolete. Leccinum versipelle. I now think this is Brown Birch Bolete. Leccinum scabrum. Thanks again TREVOR. I now have it back in the van and have taken lots of pictures with my posh new electron microscope. Did I say electron? Yes I did; I meant electric. Most Boletes are edible but there are a couple that aren’t and I find them all difficult to identify so have never eaten one. None are deadly so next time I find more than one I’ll give them a try.
After an hour wandering about I was within a few hundred yards of the van when I found this.
Birch Polypore. Piptoporus betulinus. It’s a cracking example and perfect. These are edible but very bitter and you wouldn’t want to eat one. They can be infused and the tea drunk if you find you have worms. Here is a young one.
That’s all for today any corrections to my notoriously bad identifications will be gratefully received.