Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
This fungus is called in English “lion’s mane mushroom” and for good reason: the mushroom looks hairy, is the size of a football and is completely covered with soft yellow-white spines. The lion’s mane mushroom is on an old beech in Velhorst. It had for several years not been seen in this nature reserve.
Hericium erinaceus is a parasite that mainly uses stem wounds on beeches or sometimes oaks. Ranger Willem hopes that people now again will be able to admire the fungus, which is fairly rare in the Netherlands, every year in the Velhorst.