October on the Isle of Skye


4 October 2013 . . . . A fungus foray, but not many new ones around - surprising given the recent rain. Did find two nice ones though:
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Postia caesia (Conifer Blueing Bracket)

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Tremella mesenterica (Yellow Brain)


11 October 2013 . . . . My first visit of the year to Dalavil and as usual it didn't disappoint. Fungi were my prime target but there were plenty of dragonflies enjoying the sun. The green version of Leotia lubrica is apparently quite unusual.
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Cystoderma amianthinum (Earthy Powdercap)

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Leotia lubrica (Jellybaby)

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Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)

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Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Ruby Tiger)

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Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Deceiver)

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Hydnum repandum (Hedgehog Fungus)


13 October 2013 . . . . Found this rather attractive Cranefly on the kitchen window.
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Tipula confusa


14 October 2013 . . . . Kinloch
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Ganoderma sp.

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Neuroterus quercusbaccarum (Common Spangle Gall)


16 October 2013 . . . . Glasnakille to Kilmarie - one of my favourite walks.
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Hygrocybe coccinea (Scarlet Waxcap) The orange one is either H. laeta or H. chlorophana.

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Armillaria ostoyae (Dark Honey Fungus)

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Xylaria hypoxylon (Candlesnuff Fungus)

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Polypody vulgare (Common Polypody)


18 October 2013 . . . . More fungi from a Broadford conifer plantation.
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Russula emetica (Sickener)

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Possibly Cortinarius stillatitius (Purple Stocking Webcap)

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Possibly Marasmius epiphyllus (Leaf Parachute)

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Boletaceae


19 October 2013 . . . . Visited another local plantation and interestingly found a quite different variety of fungi.
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Suillus grevillei (Larch Bolete)

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There were lots of these. Not sure of the ID but it might be
Russula ochroleuca (Ochre Brittlegill)

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There was also a lot of this - Ramaria abietina (a Coral fungus)


21 October 2013 . . . . Kilmarie - an area of mixed woodland which yielded some interesting fungi:
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Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums and Custard)

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Probably Hygrophorus eburneus (Ivory Woodwax)

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Probably Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (Toothed-jelly fungus)


28 October 2013 . . . . Found a Willow with a nice collection of lichens:
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Lobaria pulmonaria

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Lobaria virens

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Peltigera collina

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Peltigera membranacea

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Parmotrema perlatum

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Pannaria rubiginosa