Monthly Archives: September 2013

Broadhead Clough 25-09-13

Myself and Johnny had a walk around the Clough and here are some of our records pictured below.

Stinking Dapperling (Lepiota cristata).

Orange Birch Bolete (Leccinum versipelle).

Hygrocybe vitellina – above and below.

Larch Bolete (Suillus grevillei).

Pestle Puffball (Handkea excipuliformis).

Blue Edge Pinkgill (Entoloma serrulatum).

Blackening Waxcap (Hygrocybe conica).

Meadow Waxcap (Hygrocybe pratensis). 


Oily Waxcap (Hygrocybe quieta).

Shaggy Inkcap (Coprinus comatus).

Parrot Waxcap (Hygrocybe psittacina). 

White Spindles (Clavaria fragilis). 

Magic Mushroom / Liberty Cap (Psilocybe semilanceata).

Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva).


False Deathcap (Amanita citrina).

Rosy Brittlegill (Russula rosea) – above and below.

Powdery Brittlegill (Russula parazurea).

Dusky Bolete (Porphyrellus porphyrosporus) – above and below. 

Shaggy Scalycap (Pholiota squarrosa). 

Apricot Club (Clavulinopsis luteoalba).


Smoky Spindles (Clavaria fumosa).

Yellow Stainer (Agaricus xanthodermus).

2013-09-30T21:18:00+01:00September 30th, 2013|0 Comments

And Still More


These are by the side of Strines Beck, Bradshaw. The field corner is carpeted with Crocus nudiflorus 



At a guess 300 to 400 blooms. There is a walk to that location on Sunday October 6th – See Header above.








This unidentified fungus is nearby



And even more…

Michael saw these at Withens, Halifax

A good year for these little beauties.

2013-09-28T20:51:00+01:00September 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Autumn Crocus excellent year 2013

I just had a call from Sim at Cold Edge to let me know that the crocus up there are excelling themselves this year. He says they are a sheet of purple. They are in the field on the left going up below Withens Gap Farm and visible from the road. Please consider local residents if parking near there.

Autumn Crocus Crocus nudiflorus at Soyland

3 stamens below the Feathery Stigmas
If you think you’ve found Autumn Crocus, especially if it’s in a garden, check that it has 3 stamens ( the straight club-shaped organs below the feathery stigmas, )
If it has six it will be Meadow Saffron Colchicum autumnale, a lily-relative sold by garden centres as “Autumn Crocus”, which is poisonous and not to be used for saffron.
There are 37  known sites where the true Autumn Crocus grows, mostly in fields and along riversides in Calderdale.
They are spread between Elland, along the Ryburn valley,  North Halifax, the mid-Calder area, especially Luddenden Dean, and then, after what appears to be a gap around Hebden Bridge, they pop up again at Todmorden. Many were re-found  or newly-discovered recently with the help of HSS survey volunteers and members of the public.
We’ve lost some at Brearley, near the river Calder, which could still be there; also there are several other missing patches.
The 2010 booklet, with history of the plant and map-references to sites, is available from Halifax Scientific Society. ( See panel at the top.)
Any better photos than mine would be very welcome – I could put them on this blog.
2013-09-28T15:02:00+01:00September 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Shaggy Ink Cap

Found in Shaw Park, Holywell Green.  There is a patch of at least half a dozen, this was the largest yesterday.

2013-09-27T16:51:00+01:00September 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Nutclough Wood 24-09-13

Here are a few more brilliant photographs of fungi taken by Johnny.

Fleecy Fibrecap (Inocybe flocculosa).

Shaggy Scalycap (Pholiota squarrosa).

Orange Grisette (Amanita crocea). 

Pale Oyster (Pleurotus pulmonarius).

False Deathcap (Amanita citrina).

2013-09-26T11:50:00+01:00September 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Ogden Water 23-09-13

 Johnny and I spent the day at Ogden Water and we delighted to record another Pholiota flammans for Calderdale. 

Flaming Scalycap (Pholiota flammans).

Greater Toothed Cup (Tarzetta catinus) – above and below.

Tarzetta spores – 20 – 26.5 x 11-13.  

Jelly Rot (Phlebia tremellosa).

Spotted Toughshank (Collybia maculata).

Rufous Milkcap (lactarius rufus).

 Primrose Brittlegill (Russula sardonia).


Johnny’s super photograph of a Liberty Cap/Magic Mushroom (Psilocybe semilanceata).

2013-09-26T10:58:00+01:00September 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Seen locally

This caterpillar was on Buddleia
Bracket fungi at Ogden

Autumn Crocus Crocus nudiflorus – Bradshaw

All seen yesterday near home. 

The Caterpillar was on Buddleia in my garden and the Autumn Crocus was at Bradshaw Church. There were at least 14 spikes, some had gone over, most were still in bud. 







The fungus was in large numbers on decaying wood at Ogden L.N.R.


A reminder that we will be visiting these crocus, possibly hundreds, nearby in Holmfield – on Sunday October 6th. See Header notice.

2013-09-26T09:20:00+01:00September 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Woodhouse Woods 24-09-13

Michael’s fantastic photographs of what he found on his walk today. 

Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa).

Powdery Brittlegill (Russula parazurea).

False Deathcap (Amanita citrina) and a Russula sp.

Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum).
2013-09-24T20:36:00+01:00September 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Hardcastle Crags 21-09-13

Some lovely pictures of fungi that Johnny took on his walk through the Crags.

Plums and Custard (Tricholomopsis rutilans).

Pestle Puffball (Lycoperdon excipuliformis).

White Saddle (Helvella crispa).

Chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius).

2013-09-24T14:14:00+01:00September 24th, 2013|0 Comments
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