Some more images taken this week from several different locations. I am waiting for confirmation on a few smaller species, which are always difficult to identify. Some of the specimens found were growing out of beechmasts and just over 1cm in size. It seems that many of the larger species have hardly been seen this season, but the smaller fungi have been plentiful enough.
This specimen was about 1.5cm high growing among leaf mould. What attracted my attention was the clean background and the twist on the stipe. The other specimen below was just only a few yards away. What lifted this image from the ordinary was the tiny midge resting on the cap. This species was about 2cm in height.
Another very small fungi growing out of a small larch cone in a conifer woodland that produced little else. I have spent a considerable number of hours in the field this season with not a lot to show for my efforts. Sites that normally produce a good and varied range of species have been extremely poor; perhaps it’s been down to the very dry conditions we have been enjoying for the past several weeks. This seems to be the pattern this season according to some of my friends who are dedicated mycologists.