Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)
Sun 29 Aug 2010 CAFG Barcaldine Foray page 2 (back to Page 1)
Russula vesca, recognisable by the way the cap edge is drawn
back to expose the gills, and Russula densifolia in shady woodland.
The Autumn Chanterelle, Cantharellus tubaeformis. This was an
early one, they will carpet the ground later on. In the hand, the
Terracotta Hedgehog, Hydnum
rufescens, turned over to show its spines.
stillatitius, the Purple Stocking Webcap.
In the hand, Inocybe
calamistrata with its greenish foot and scaly cap.
Jersey Jack, Suillus bovinus, with the reddish parasite
Gomphidius roseus at the bottom of the picture. This species only grows
where S bovinus is present. In the RH pic is the Peppery Bolete,
The Bitter Beech
Bolete, Boletus calopus, and the Penny Bun, Boletus edulis.
A young Leccinum holopus; its cap will turn greenish
later. A troop of Laccaria proxima scattered about the forest floor.
The oak seedling won't survive long in the spruce plantation.
The delicate Mycena filopes, and a chunk of old Dyer's
Bracket, Phaeolus schweinitzii.
The Yellow Swamp Brittlegill, Russula claroflava, and an old blackening specimen of Russula nigricans, the well-spaced gills distinguishing it from other blackening Russula species.
These last 3 pics were taken at Glen Creran where we forayed after lunch.
Mon 30 Aug 2010 Inverawe
I seem to manage one Red Squirrel pic every autumn and I'm still
waiting for a half-decent one. This one was taken right into the sun so I
do have an excuse.
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