Branched Collybia mushrooms live in many countries. But they are rare about everywhere, including in the Netherlands.
Translated from the Dutch Mycological Society:
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
The number of mushroom species known in the Netherlands is growing steadily. In the last edition of 2013 of the Standard list of Dutch Mushrooms more than 5,000 species mushroom listed, up from around 3500 in the previous edition in 1995. However, there also seem to be species disappearing from our country. Species that are well known in our country, but which have not been seen since 1988, are in the category “Disappeared” on the Red List of 2008.
Disappeared and returned
An example is Omphalina demissa. Also on the online distribution atlas there are no recent sightings of this species. Last weekend, however, it was found again, in two lanes on the estate De Wiersse between Vorden and Ruurlo. In both cases, some specimens were growing right along a little used dirt road flanked by deciduous trees.
We went north, to the North Sea.
In the sand dunes, a parasol mushroom.
On the beach, a dead great cormorant. A young bird, as its white breast feathers showed. Its neck buried in the sand.
As we went back, more parasol mushrooms, of various sizes and ages.
As we continued, a beautiful red mushroom. Probably one of many Russula species.
This is video about the Torenvijver in May 2012, with much sound by many edible frogs.
When we were there, the pond was much more silent. Just three mallards, two males and one female, swimming.
Vlieland fresh water and animals: here.
As we continued, there was this yellow stagshorn fungus along the footpath.
A great spotted woodpecker calls.
A big bolete fungus, looking like a slug has already eaten part of it.
Sulphur tufts on an old tree stump.
This video is about Vlieland.
Early in the morning, a robin singing.
In the afternoon, we went to the forested area north of the village.
And these fungi: about same colour, but different species, much smaller.
Great spotted woodpecker sound.
In the sand dunes close to the North Sea beach, big parasol mushrooms.
European searocket flowers on the beach.
Back to the forest. These common puffballs grew there.
And this mushroom.
And this young bolete.
Finally, these young sulphur tufts.
Back in the village. A male chaffinch.
Dutch fungi report: here.
Rowan trees with berries.
One mushroom species seems to do well after the rain of previous days: blusher. This photo shows very young specimens.
And this photo shows a bit older, but still not fully grown specimen.
After leaving the Heempark, blue chicory flowers along the footpath.
This photo shows an oak tree along a canal in Oud Poelgeest.
We walk back to the Heempark. This photo shows reed on the bank of the Heempark pond.
Fungi in Dutch Drenthe province: here.
Before we arrived there, a group of white wagtails on a meadow. And grey lag geese.
A bit further, a kingfisher fishing in a ditch.
A dragonfly sitting on a pole: a male vagrant darter, aka moustached darter?
As I said, at the Sperwershof a brimstone butterfly.
This is a brimstone butterfly video.
As we go back, nuthatch sound.
Vlieland parasol mushroom photos: here.