Oliver and I had another trip Crags and we managed to find the Pholiota flammans beaming brightly from the edge of a fallen dead pinus trunk  It is said to be rare and mainly found in the Scottish Highlands, but after careful examination the spores came up trumps and if I knew then what I know now, I would have taken some better photographs! 

Flaming Scalycap (Pholiota flammans).

Basidia 4 – spored.

Spores 4-4.5 x 2.2.5

Earpick Fungus (Auriscalpium vulgare), above and below – found by Oliver at the start of our foray.


The Blusher (Amanita rubescens), above and below.

Milking Bonnet (Mycena galopus).

Larch Bolete (Suillus grevillei) – above and below.


Oakbug Milkcap (Lactarius quietus).

Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva) – above and below.

Some very delicate coral fungi that I cannot christen, even under the microscope.