Peachysteve and myself walked the dogs along the top of Rough Hey Wood, along to High Lee Clough and down through Butterworth End Wood to Kebroyd. Pictured below is what we found along the way.

Bitter Beech Bolete (Boletus calopus). It has a pale grey/brown cap, a red reticulated stem and lemon tubes. All the fleshy parts of the fungus bruise a lovely blue colour when handled or cut. I also find that it has an unpleasant aroma to it too but that is just my opinion.

Peachysteve’s photograph above and two below.

Spores are olive/brown, subfusiform with droplets. 12-14 x 5-6 microns

Blackfoot Polypore (Polyporus leptocephalus). It has a wavy cap margin, a fine porous under surface and the basal part of the stem is black

We found a slug eaten Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus), you can just see the culprit slithering away.

It has unique cheilocysidia that have curved hooks/antlers at the neck.


Spores 7-8 x 5-6 microns.

Sheathed Woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis). This has a bright tan hygrophanous cap that is always lighter at the centre when it is wet and a ring on the stem.