Bury Wildlife


Birch Polypore - Piptoporus betulinus Exclusively on fallen dead Birch wood and on standing dead or dying tree trunks. Though the brackets are produced annually, last year's often survive and are often dark and discoloured. Used when dried to sharpen razors in past.

Blushing Rosette - Abortiporus biennis  wigan 30.08.14



Boletaceae & Morchellaceae

Penny bun Boletus edulis On soil beneath trees, notably Beech and less commonly Oak. It is frequently found at the edge of clearings in broad-leaved and coniferous woodland summer autum

Morchella esculenta morel wythenshawe hall very tasty


Sarcoscyphaceae & Russulaceae

Scarlet Elfcup Sarcoscypha austriaca mere clough april

Oak Milkcap - Lactarius quietus Lactarius quietus is easily identified by its oily scent and the concentric bands on its cap. It is brown in colour with a matt surface found under oak often singleularly/

Auriculariaceae & Tricholomataceae

Jelly Ear Auricularia auricula-judae some time called jJews Ear as it is associated with Judas Iscariot because of the belief that he hanged himself on an elder tree after his betrayal of Jesus Christ. Folklore suggests that the ears are Judas's returned spirit. Also used in medicine and edible but  reported used dried

Velvet Shank - Flammulina velutipes. In clusters on decaying wood of deciduous trees in autum common.

trametes versicolor known as turkey tail common

Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystine  wigan 28/08/14

Turkeytail - Trametes versicolor common.

Wood Blewit - Lepista nuda common.

Physalacriaceae & Cortinariaceae

poss armillaria mellea honey fungus

Common Rustgill - Gymnopilus penetrans On fallen wood debris of conifers, occasionally on deciduous wood.

Strophariaceae, Agaricaceae, Psathyrellaceae

Shaggy Scalycap - Pholiota squarrosa Clustered at the base of trees sometimes in woods.

autum common..

Shaggy Ink Cap - Coprinus comatus HabitatIt occurs in meadows, woods and roadside verges autum common

Common Stump Brittlestem - Psathyrella piluliformis  

Pleurotaceae & Amanitaceae

Oyster Mushroom - Pleurotus ostreatus They grow on dead wood - usually on dead standing trees or on fallen logs. It can be seen for most of the year especially late spring to autumn

Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria Heathland and woodland, often with Birch Most commonly found from late summer to late autumn., poisnou

Lycoperdaceae & Sclerodermataceae

Common Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum Grows on the ground in woods summer to late autumn

Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum In leaf litter or on mossy soil under deciduous trees, usually in or at the edge of woods, and particularly associated with Oak.

Polyporaceae & Coriolaceae

Meruliaceae  & Helotiaceae

Wrinkled Crust - Phlebia radiata Wigan 2014

purple Jellydisc - Ascocoryne Bury 2011

Dacrymycetaceae & Xylariaceae

Common Jellyspot - Dacrymyces stillatus In wooded areas, grows on damp decaying wood allyear common.

Candlesnuff Fungus - Xylaria hypoxylon on dead wood all year commo

Physaraceae & Didymiaceae (Slime Mold)

Dog Sick Slime Mould - Mucilago crustacea Didymiaceae wigan 2014

Dog Vomit Slime Mould - Fuligo septica Physaraceae wigan 2014