Yesterday I posted this mushroom and guessed it was an Orange Birch Bolete. TREVOR suggested I check out Brown Birch Boletes. I went out and walked the half mile there and back to collect it. It was raining. Thanks Trevor. It took me ages to find as it had been kicked over. Out of interest or to add interest if you click and enlarge it just to the right of centre at the top of the stalk there are a couple of tiny aphids.
Got it back and taking up my trusty metronome, that should read microtome; not to worry it was neither it was my kitchen knife. I cut it in half or as scientists say, bisected it.
I then left the other half on a bit of paper for a spore print but it was empty and left nothing much at all. It was microscope time.
This morning we have been out after more fungi and I found a colony of Common Earthballs. They were all long past their best.
This is one of the best. I’m going to guess Scleroderma citrinum. What the green stuff is I don’t know but have seen it on them before. I have lots of pictures of these but will have a look and see if they are worth posting.
I’ll finish off today with these.
That’s all for now, have a great weekend. Tomorrow I’m heading north to Moffat.