Fungi, fungi, fungi and birds

White saddle

3 October 2010.

On my way to Oud Poelgeest nature reserve, many white saddle fungi and chicory flowers along the roadside.

Near the entrance of Oud Poelgeest: a group of collared earthstars.

An oak tree, which died from honey fungus.

Lumpy bracket fungus on dead wood.

Sound of a ring-necked parakeet. Later, green woodpecker and robin sounds.

Amethyst deceiver fungus; see also here.

Then, a rare fungus: a slate grey saddle.

A bit further, a few metres to the right of the path: Clavulina cinerea.

Near and on fallen trees: artist’s bracket; and black Bulgar.

A group of yellow club fungi close to a fly agaric. A few metres further, a group of vermilion waxcaps.

Common earthballs. Birch polypore. Sulphur tufts.

Citron amanita.

Meripilus giganteus fungus and sickener fungus near a tree.

And penny bun.

A bit further, a Turkey oak.

Finally, a fairy ring of clouded agarics. This leaf-eating species finds much food now that the autumn leaves are falling.

Britain, October 2011: This season is proving to be a good one for oak trees, meaning there’s plenty of food available for a range of wildlife, including birds, badgers, squirrels, deer, mice and wild boars: here.

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