Jelly ear fungus on tree


This 30 January 2018 video shows a jelly ear fungus on an elder tree in the Slikken van Flakkee nature reserve in the Netherlands.

See also here.

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Jelly baby, Mushroom of the Year


Jelly baby fungi, photo by H. Krisp

2018 in the Netherlands is not just the year of the house martin, but also the year of the jelly baby, chosen as fungus of the year.

In the 20th century, these fungi suffered much from environmental pollution; however, recently there is a recovery.

Veluwe fungi and birds, photos and bye bye!


Clavaria argillacea, 13 November 2017

As this blog wrote earlier: ’13 November 2017. The day after 12 November. Our last full day in the Veluwe region. We went to the Kootwijkerzand sandy plain.’ Sorry for the photos of that day coming so late. Like this one, of rare Clavaria argillacea fungi growing in a patch of heather amidst the sand.

Clavaria argillacea, on 13 November 2017

Kootwijkerzand, 13 November 2017

Around us, more sparse vegetation, until the forest further away.

Kootwijkerzand trees, 13 November 2017

Fungi in the Netherlands


This 25 October 2017 Dutch video is about two little girls, Roos and Jasmijn, looking for fungi in Mildenburg woodland in Voorne island in the Netherlands; together with wildlife warden Maarten.

Fungi in Britain


This video from Britain says about itself:

5 December 2017

Go on the hunt for fabulous fungi! How many different shapes, colours and sizes can you spot?

Fungi are always around us in nature but mostly hidden from view, underground, waiting.

Join Jack as he discovers fabulous fungi at RSPB The Lodge!

Jack o’lantern mushroom, new in the Netherlands


This video says about itself:

16 August 2016

Omphalotus olearius is a POISONOUS orange gilled mushroom that to an untrained eye appears similar to some chanterelles. It is notable for its bioluminescent properties. It is found in woodland areas in Europe, where it grows on decaying stumps, buried roots or at the base of hardwood trees. Omphalotus olearius and other Omphalotus species contains the toxin illudin S, and are poisonous to humans. While not lethal, consuming this mushroom leads to very severe cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.

In September 2017, Omphalotus olearius, the Jack o’lantern mushroom, was discovered for the first time in the Netherlands; on an olive tree, imported from Spain.

Autumn wildlife of the Veluwe region


This 8 October 2017 video is about autumn wildlife of the surroundings of Ede town in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.

Fungi, insects, etc.

Michael de Vries made this video.