Texel island fungi

Paxillus panuoides

24 October 2013, after 23 October on Texel island. Is this mild and wet autumn good for fungi? we, and Arthur Oosterbaan of Ecomare museum, ask ourselves. At our starting point in Texel’s western forest, we see a fallen tree with two-banded longhorn beetle feeding marks on it. And one of our first fungi this morning: Paxillus panuoides.

Rickenella setipes

Not far away, small mushroom species, including Rickenella setipes on this photograph.

Then, Lactarius hepaticus. This species lives in symbiosis with coniferous trees.

Next, we see Armillaria mellea. A fungus, notorious for destroying trees. Another mushroom species with a bad reputation is the death cap. It tastes OK, but it may kill people eating it. The death cap has not yet been recorded on Texel. There are about 2000 fungi species on the island; 5000 in all of the Netherlands.

Next sulphur tufts, on their favourite spot: dead wood.

Milk-drop Mycena

Then, a smaller species: milk-drop Mycena.

Near a birch, an ugly milk-cap.

Parasol mushroom, 24 October 2013

We are coming close to a border between forest and sand dunes. Here, several parasol fungi, associated with dunes.

A robin sings.

A buzzard flying over the dunes.

A typical dune mushroom: witch’s hat.

And another one: Scotch bonnet.

Back to the forest: Rhytisma acerinum fungus has caused black spots on leaves. On a birch tree, birch bracket.

Armillaria solidipes, Texel, 24 October 2013

Then, Armillaria solidipes.

Next, oak milkcap.

Then, Clitocybe vibecina fungi: the first ones of this autumn.

Next to it, Inocybe geophylla.

Scaly wood mushroom, Texel, 24 October 2013

Then, the scaly wood mushroom of this photo.

And buttery collybia.

And stag’s horn fungus.

There will be more Texel fungi on this blog, so stay tuned!

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