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Great tyro 2019-03-31 8:13

Hello Bev,

This (and your workshop image) is a fine upward view of this old and probably dead tree sporting a nice array of "bracket" or "shelf" fungi. Certainly where we live these fungi are not at all uncommon and we frequently see them during walks through our local woods.

Two excellent photographs, very well composed and taken with good light and colours and excellent sharpness.


Kind Regards,


P.S. I have uploaded a little workshop for you, Bev! These bracket fungi you show here are very common but have a look at the workshop photo which I took just last week - I've never seen a tree fungus like that before. Any ideas as to what it is?

Old 04-01-2019, 08:57 AM
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Hello John, thank you for the warm critique and further information.
I have spent quite a while surfing the net, deeply interested in the enormous range of fungi that can be found on our small island!
I'm not sure but the nearest that I can get with your fungi is Reticularia (Enteridium) lycoperdon, the False Puffball.
There were some delightful examples - dog's vomit, wolf's fart, the list was immense!
Anyway, the detective work has been interesting!

Kind regards,
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:05 AM
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Good morning Mrs. Holmes - or should that be Mrs. Hudson?,

Wow! You are a more obsessive sleuth than I am! What a wonderful revelation! So now I can amaze my pals by telling them of the wonders of Reticularia lycoperdon next time we venture into those woods (if that slime mould just happens still to be there!).

Of course, as soon as I read your message, I just had to look on the internet myself and my feeling, looking at other photos of this amazing thing, is that "my" photograph shows what looks like quite a large and really quite a perfect specimen!

So next time we venture into the forests we shall be keeping a keen look out for Moon Excrement (another name for this one) as well as dog's vomit and wolf's fart!!

Thank you so much, Bev!!

Kindest Regards,

John. xx
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