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.

Flies’ dinner at mushroom

This 23 November 2017 video from the Netherlands shows flies having dinner at a common stinkhorn mushroom.

This way, the fungus’ spores stick to the flies’ legs, spreading them.

Veluwe fungi and birds

Fungi, 12 November 2017

Still 12 November 2017 in the Veluwe. After the stream and clouded agaric mushrooms in the morning, we went to Het Loo again in the afternoon. Where we saw fungi like these ones …

Fungi on branch, 12 November 2017

… and these ones (probably Trametes ochracea) …

Orange fungi, 12 November 2017

… and these orange ones …

Fungi and lichen, 12 November 2017

… and these ones, sharing a branch with lichens.

We hear nuthatch sound.

Candlesnuff fungi, 12 November 2017

Small candlesnuff fungi.

Sulphur tufts, 12 November 2017

And somewhat bigger sulphur tuft fungi.

Sulphur tufts, on 12 November 2017

On the forest floor, we could see wild boar have been digging.

Tinder fungi, 12 November 2017

Tinder fungi, on various standing …

Tinder fungi, 12 November 2017

Tinder fungus, on 12 November 2017

… and fallen trees.

Fungi, on 12 November 2017

Finally, these ones.

Stay tuned for 13 November 2017 in the Veluwe region!