Fungi, birds and wasps of Meijendel


Big rose bedeguar gall, 6 September 2014

This is a photo of a rose bedeguar gall on a dog rose leaf in the Kikkervalleien area of Meijendel nature reserve, on 6 September 2014.

Gall on plants: here.

This blog has already reported about amphibians there on that day. Now, about fungi, birds and the small wasps, only three millimetre for males, four for females, Diplolepis rosae, which cause these galls.

Soon after our arrival at Meijendel, great spotted woodpecker sound.

Along the cycle track, Lactarius controversus fungi.

Next, Inocybe serotina mushrooms.

Then, brown roll-rim.

And stinking dapperling.

Two common pochard ducks swimming in a lake.

In another lake, tufted ducks, mallards and coots.

Lepiota alba fungi.

Nine gray lag geese flying overhead.

We arrived at the Kikkervalleien area of Meijendel, usually closed to the public.

Then, we saw the dog rose plant of the first photo of this blog post.

Small rose bedeguar gall, 6 September 2014

That plant had more galls than the one on the first photo; like the one on this photo, usually smaller ones. If a small Diplolepis rosae wasp lays an egg on a leaf, then the plant reacts by building a gall around the egg, protecting it. This wasp species was named originally by Linnaeus.

Winter stalkball fungi on the footpath.

A great cormorant flying overhead.

Scotch bonnet mushrooms.

Many rabbit droppings.

Witch's hat, 6 September 2014

A beautiful red mushroom: a witch’s hat.

Two carrion crows.

Then, five greenshanks on migration, flying overhead.

At the next lake, two mute swans. First on the bank, then swimming.

Hygrocybe sp., 6 September 2014

Another beautiful red mushroom. A witch’s hat? Or a vermilion waxcap? This genus, Hygrocybe, is not easy.

We find another gall: a Pontania collactanea wasp caused this one.

Three great egrets flying.

Hygrocybe sp., Kikkervalleien, 6 September 2014

More beautiful Hygrocybe fungi. Still difficult to say which species.

Hygrocybe sp., in Kikkervalleien, 6 September 2014

As we leave the Kikkervalleien for other parts of Meijendel, other mushrooms: death caps.

Stay tuned for the Kikkervalleien plants on this blog!

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  6. Meijendel, KNNV-excursie 23 november 2014

    Agaricus silvaticus Schubbige boschampignon
    Arrhenia spathulata Gesteeld mosoortje
    Armillaria mellea Echte honingzwam
    Bjerkandere adusta Grijze buisjeszwam
    Calocera cornea Gele hoorntje
    Cerocorticium molare Getande boomkorst
    Clavulinopsis luteoalba Verblekende knotszwam
    Clitocybe clavipes Knotsvoettrechterzwam
    Clitocybe nebularis Nevelzwam
    Coprinellus micaceus Glimmerinktzwam
    Cordyceps militaris Rupsendoder
    Crepidotus mollis Week oorzwammetje
    Criniopellus scabella Piekhaarzwammetje
    Cystoderma abietinum Okergele korrelhoed
    Entoloma sericeum Bruine satijnzwam
    Fuscoporia ferruginosa Korstvuurzwam
    Galerina uncialis Duinmosklokje
    Geastrum fimbriatum Gewimperde aardster
    Geastrum schmiedelii Heideaardster
    Geastrum triplex Gekraagde aardster
    Hirneola auricula-judae Echt judasoor
    Hypholoma faciculare Gewoon zwavelkopje
    Lactarius tabidus Rimpelende melkzwam
    Laccaria proxima Schubbige fopzwam
    Lepiota cristata Stinkparasolzwam
    Lepiota erminea Duinparasolzwam
    Lepista nuda Paarse schijnridder
    Melanoleuca polioleuca Zwartwitte veldridder
    Mycena arcancheliana Bundelmycena
    Mycena filopus Draadsteelmycena*
    Mycena flavoalba Bleekgele mycena
    Mycena galericulata Helmmycena
    Mycena haematopus Grote bloedsteelmycena
    Mycena pura Elfenschermpje
    Mycena vitilis Papilmycena*
    Peniophora quercina Paarse eikenkorstzwam
    Postia stipticus Bittere kaaszwam
    Psathyrella conopilus Langsteelfranjehoed
    Ramaria abietinum Groenwordende koraalzwam
    Rhodocollybia butyracea Botercollybia
    Rickenella fibula Oranjegeel trechtertje
    Rickenella schwartzii Paarsharttrechterje
    Russula fragilis var. knauthii Broze russula
    Spinellus fusiger Knopschimmel
    Stereum hirsutum Gele korstzwam
    Trametes versicolor Elfenbankje
    Tubaria furfuracea Gewoon donsvoetje
    Xylaria hypoxylon Geweizwammetje

    **Ik heb nooit onderscheid gemaakt tussen de papilmycena en de draadsteelmycena. Met dank aan Kees Vertegaal die me er op attent maakte!

    Hans Adema

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