Rare mushroom discovery in the Netherlands


This video from France is called Chamaemyces fracidus. English Text.

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014:

In the dunes of Schoorl is the very rare Chamaemyces fracidus mushroom has been found. The species still lives only at six places in the Netherlands. The mushroom was in the verge of a seashell cycle track. The dunes of Schoorl have a low lime content, but thanks to the calcareous seashell path it can grow here.

Sea eagle, ospreys, ruddy shelducks and fungi


Purple heron, 23 August 2013

23 August 2014 in Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in the Netherlands. There was not only bird ringing there then. Also this wooden larger than life purple heron. Pictured by a cellphone camera, like the other photos of this blog post.

That heron was part of a group of other wood herons (bittern; grey heron; great egret; little egret) at the Dutch Bird Fair.

However, I promised to tell you what happened after the bird ringing.

Two Egyptian geese swimming.

Many barn swallows flying. Probably preparing to migrate to Africa.

Two ospreys circling in the air. Probably preparing to migrate to Africa as well.

Six white-fronted geese swimming. A bit strange to see them now in August, as they usually arrive from the Arctic in September.

Sulphur polypore, 23 August 2013

We pass a tree, on which sulphur polypore fungi grow.

We arrive at the hide called De Zeearend, called after the sea eagle.

And indeed, in the distance sits a sea eagle.

Closer to the hide, many grey lag and barnacle geese.

Four spoonbills. A great egret.

A group of ruddy shelducks cleaning their feathers on a meadow.

Near hide De Zeearend, 23 August 2013

The weather changes from one moment to the next one. Downpours. Sun. Sometimes, both at once, though we don’t see a rainbow.

Rare mushroom found in the Netherlands


This video is called Common Inkcap Mushroom.

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Preceded by much rain, last week at different places in North Holland province common inkcap fungi appeared. Also, in a recreation area north of Alkmaar they were found. Nothing special you might say, because common inkcap fungi are common. By chance, in this area not only common inkcap fungi occured, but also some specimens of the rare Coprinopsis romagnesiana inkcap fungus were discovered.

Rare mushroom discovery on Dutch cemetery


This video is about fungi in the Netherlands.

Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society on Wednesday, on August 6th, 2014:

On cemetery Heiderust to Rheden the very rare blackening chanterelle has been discovered. For this species, it is the second discovery ever in the Netherlands. The blackening chanterelle is not only on the Dutch Red List, but also on the European list of threatened fungi, so a very special find. In cemeteries, because of specific management, quite often special mushrooms are discovered.

New mushroom species discovery in the Netherlands


Leucopaxillus paradoxus

The Dutch Mycological Society reports that on 9 November 2013 a fungus was found in the sand dunes near IJmuiden which was new for the Netherlands.

It belonged to the Leucopaxillus genus, but it was difficult to find out which species. Very probably, it is Leucopaxillus paradoxus var. paradoxus, but more research is still needed.

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New fungi discoveries in the Netherlands


This video says about itself:

A short description of Gyromitra esculenta, another false morel. This mushroom is still being eaten by some people who think it’s safe. It’s not!

The Dutch Mycological Society reports about research in the Horsterwold nature reserve in Flevoland province this spring.

Then, they found the rare mushroom species Gyromitra esculenta. It was the first time ever for Flevoland.

They also found Caloscypha fulgens; a fungus species, which, before this, had been known only from three spots in the Netherlands. Also a first for the province.

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