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David Brockhurst

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Ground Fungi Photography

Note:- I have identified species and information from the 'First Nature' website for this page and will provide links to their individual species pages.

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Fairy Inkcap - Coprinellus disseminatus

Fairy Inkcap - Coprinellus disseminatus 1

Fairy Inkcap - Coprinellus disseminatus 2

This abundant fungi was found in my garden one Spring following the removal of a dead tree and reappeared for a couple more years - now done its work and is no longer seen.

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Snakeskin Brownie - Hypholoma marginatum

Snakeskin Brownie - Hypholoma marginatum1

Snakeskin Brownie - Hypholoma marginatum 2

Snakeskin Brownie - Hypholoma marginatum 3

This mushroom appears annually in Autumn popping through my natural garden path following heavy rain and damp conditions.

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Fly Ageric - Amanita muscaria

Fly Ageric - Amanita muscaria 1

Fly Ageric - Amanita muscaria 2

Fly Ageric - Amanita muscaria 3

Fly Ageric - Amanita muscaria 4

Fly Ageric - Amanita muscaria 5

A common mushroom found in and around woodland areas in the Autumn - the above photos were all taken at different locations in North Yorkshire - a favourite for childrens books and fairy tales.

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Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina

Amerhyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina

This species of fungi was found one Autumn in the woods whilst enjoying the sculptures at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton Hall.

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Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus

Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus

This is a common fungi seen in fields and roadsides - this photo was taken at the side of the road in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Parasol Mushroom - Macrolepiota procera

Parasol Mushroom - Macrolepiota procera 1

Parasol Mushroom - Macrolepiota procera 2

Apparently not a common Mushroom for the North of England and one I don't often come across - photo taken near Kilburn in the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Dusky Puffball - Lycoperdon nigrescens

Lycoperdon nigrescens - Dusky Puffball 1

Lycoperdon nigrescens - Dusky Puffball 2

I came across this species whilst walking the hills of Shoropshire - scattered along the side of the path on the edge of a moor and next to a conifer wood.

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Giant Puffball - Calvatia gigantea

Giant Puffball - Calvatia gigantea 1

These Giant Puffballs were found on the edge of a cornfield in August (sorry - location not shared) - the one in the bottom photo was eaten on the same day as the photo was taken.

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Liberty Cap - Psilocybe semilanceata

Liberty Cap - Psilocybe semilanceata 1

Liberty Cap - Psilocybe semilanceata 2

Liberty Cap - Psilocybe semilanceata 3

A common mushroom found late Summer and early Autumn - often located on moorland and fields throughout the UK - the above photos taken on the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Aniseed Funnel - Clitocybe odora

Aniseed Funnel - Clitocybe odora 1

Aniseed Funnel - Clitocybe odora 2

Aniseed Funnel - Clitocybe odora 3

Aniseed Funnel - Clitocybe odora 4

A very common woodland fungi found amongst fallen leaves in the Autumn - all these photo were taken in wood next to the river Nidd near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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Clouded Funnel - Clitocybe nebularis

Clouded Funnel - Clitocybe nebularis

Clouded Funnel - Clitocybe nebularis 2

This mushroom was scattered about on the edge of a wood in Autumn - photo taken in woods near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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Popular Fieldcap - Agrocybe cylindracea

Popular Fieldcap - Agrocybe cylindracea

This mushroom found growing on the edge of a wood on a slippy slope and not easy to reach - photo taken near Fewston reservoir, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum

Common Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum

Another species found in the wood next to the river Nidd in Autumn - seen regularly year after year in various locations.

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Hygrocybe helobia

Hygrocybe helobia

A small but distinctive mushroom growing on damp mossy ground - photo taken early Autumn on the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Eggshell Mottlegill - Panaeolus semiovatus

Eggshell Mottlegill - Panaeolus semiovatus

Found high on the hills in the Lake District in July - this species is quite happily growing from sheep dung.

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Conifer Tuft - Hypholoma capnoides

Conifer Tuft - Hypholoma capnoides

A few small clusters of this mushroom were growing on the edge of a path next to woodland in mid Autumn - photo taken at Swinsty reservoir, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Meadow Waxcap - Hygrocybe pratensis var

Meadow Waxcap - Hygrocybe pratensis var 1

Another common species and scattered abundently over a large area - photos taken early Autumn on the North Yorkshire Moors

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Earthy Powdercap - Cystoderma amianthinum

Earthy Powdercap - Cystoderma amianthinum 1

Earthy Powdercap - Cystoderma amianthinum 2

This small mushroom was also found in the same area as the above species - photo taken early Autumn

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Star Pinkgill - Entoloma conferendum

Star Pinkgill - Entoloma conferendum

A small common Mushroom seen regularly in fields and grassy verges - this photo taken near Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire.

Hare'sfoot Inkcap - Coprinopsis lagopus

Hare'sfoot Inkcap - Coprinopsis lagopus 1

Hare'sfoot Inkcap - Coprinopsis lagopus 2

This little mushroom was found scattered around a pile of hay bales that had recently become saturated at the edge of a flooded field - photo taken mid Autumn at Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire.

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Brown Birch Bolete - Leccinum scabrum

Brown Birch Bolete - Leccinum scabrum

A woodland Mushroom with spongey gills - found mid Autumn in a small wood near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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Bloody Brittlgill - Russula sanguinaria

Bloody Brittlgill - Russula sanguinaria

Nicely wedged between two rocks as if pushing them apart - a common species - photo taken in woodland in the Brecon Beacon area of Wales

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Unidentified Fungi (1)

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This small but eye catching cluster was spotted growing near a tree - may-be an Earthball species but as yet unidentified - Photo taken in woods near the Druids Temple, Masham, North Yorkshire.

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A singular mushroom spotted at the side of the path next to woods in November - photo taken near Fewston reservoir, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Unidentified Fungi (3)

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Another singular mushroom found next to a woodland path in November - photo taken near Fewston reservoir, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Unidentified Fungi (4)

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A small group of mushrooms at the bottom of a hedge one November - Photo taken near the Druids Temple, Masham, North Yorkshire.

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Unidentified Fungi (5)

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This pair of fairly large mushrooms were found with a wood in September - photo taken in woods at Blubberhouse Moor, North Yorkshire.

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These and many other of the same species of mushroom were scattered along a path verge in September - photo taken at the Harewood House estate, North Yorkshire.

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Unidentified Fungi (7)

Unidentified Fungi (7)

This large mushroom was found one damp December at the edge of a wood - photo taken in woods near Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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A singular mushroom found in November in damp woodland - photo taken near Swinsty reservoir, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Unidentified Fungi (9)

This largw double Fungi was found next to a woodland path in October - photo taken in woods near Osmotherly, North Yorkshire.

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Unidentified Fungi (10)

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A medium size mushroom found on the edge of the moors - photo taken on Hebden Moor, North Yorkshire.

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The above two photos of the same species growing in amongst the pine needles - photo taken in woods next to Thruscross reservoir, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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