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by Geoff Dann
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: New British fungi foraging book in the pipeline
Replies: 0
Views: 10378

New British fungi foraging book in the pipeline

The book will be published by a young and ambitious company currently making some of the classiest out-doorsy books around. They are called Wild Things Publishing and their mission is to "create inspiring books (and apps) that get people out, experiencing and enjoying nature, and our wonderful,...
by Geoff Dann
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Saving F1 seed
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Saving F1 seed

The seed companies tell us that you must never save F1 seed, also the seed saver people tell us you should only save seed from open pollinated varieties. I saw an interesting article on the web by someone who said that F1 tomatoes are OK to save seed from because they don't cross pollinate easy and...
by Geoff Dann
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 121745

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

doofaloofa wrote:got a latin name for that Geoff?


Clitocybe nebularis
by Geoff Dann
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 121745

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Probably clouded funnel.
by Geoff Dann
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 121745

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

http://imgur.com/a/NBXen Found in northern michigan. Brownish tipped caps tapering into creamy tan. White gills, brown with age. Thought they may be Coprinellus micaceus. Any Ideas? The fungi of north America are sufficiently different to those of Europe that asking us to identify your fungi is not...
by Geoff Dann
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 121745

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Incredible year so far for fungi, and it can only get better now we are into September. Famous last words. Even after the drop in temperatures over the weekend, and heavy rain, there is nothing out there. No fly agarics, no brown rollrims, no clouded funnel, no honey fungus. There's not even any bu...
by Geoff Dann
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

Unless it's your own tree you are growing in your garden and you are desperate to keep it, then I'd just let nature take it's course. The death of this old tree, both the process and the final result itself, is beneficial to so many different organisms, and the death of an old tree usually also cau...
by Geoff Dann
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

I think Geoff's comment about the tree being doomed was specific to the honey fungus (sorry if I've got that wrong, Geoff) - not all fungi are quite so aggressive. That said, whatever the species, just taking the fruiting body off the surface of the tree isn't going to make any difference, so if th...
by Geoff Dann
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

littlemissrose wrote:My guess is the tree was already weak or else the fungus wouldn't have taken hold.

Roos


Yes.
by Geoff Dann
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

Agreed. Just there're some lovely (old) trees around, just thought in that regard it would be better to prevent further rot occouring Thanks If something like honey fungus is already attacking some tree, old or not, then it is probably doomed anyway. Removing the fruiting bodies will not prevent th...
by Geoff Dann
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 121745

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Incredible year so far for fungi, and it can only get better now we are into September. I wish that were true, but unfortunately it isn't. Recall 2011, when it stopped raining about now, and then we had the hottest, driest October on record. By the 20th of October, at least down here in the south, ...
by Geoff Dann
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 121745

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

#2 of the collection above is definitely a blusher.

#3 might be a russula, but could also be a milkcap.

#4 is a common puffball.
by Geoff Dann
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 121745

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Perhaps someone else can get you further but it's difficult without those photos. Not only is it impossible without a photo, but it is not even clear what continent webxu picked the mushroom on. There is no location given in the post or the user's profile, and two Americanisms in the English sugges...
by Geoff Dann
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Reishi?? need help identify
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Reishi?? need help identify

G. oregonense is not a European or Asian species (AFAIK). It is certainly a ganoderma though, and closely related to G. resinaceum, which is what I believe to be "reishi". So the answer is yes, or very close relative.
by Geoff Dann
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Boletus Family
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Boletus Family

Neither of those. That's a Leccinum of some sort.

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