By mollyblobs

Orange Bonnet

My (almost) daily walk took me to Old Sulehay, where there were more fungi to be found. I spotted four species of waxcap in the grassland, but very low numbers of each, which was a bit disappointing. However, there were lots of fleecy greyish Yellowing Knight mushrooms around the birch trees (see extra).

The ancient woodland was better, with good numbers of Common Puffball in good condition (see extra) and this incredibly tiny Orange Bonnet Mycena acicula, only about half a centimetre across the cap, growing among moss. This tiny but very attractive species is fairly common in damp deciduous broadleaf woodlands, often in areas of deep shade, where they grow attached to small dead twigs which may be buried beneath the top layer of leaf litter.

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