September on the Isle of Skye


11 September 2015 . . . . Two new fungi that I've come across in the last couple of days.
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Yellow Club (Clavulinopsis helvola)

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Choke (Epichloe typhina)


13 September 2015 . . . . A very successful fungus foray with the Skye U3A Nature Group. As well as the ones shown below, we had Chanterelle, Wood Hedgehog, Wrinkled Club, Brown Birch Bolete and Suede Bolete. We also had one or two Russulas, Milkcaps, Webcaps and a Fibrecap, but could get no further than genus with these.
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Blusher (Amanita rubescens)

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Grisette (Amanita vaginata)

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Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

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Hairy Curtain Crust (Stereum hirsutum)

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Crested Coral (Clavulina coralloides)

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Pointed Club (Clavaria acuta)


14 September 2015 . . . . A rare visitor from the continent (though its true home is Africa), blown north by the recent gales. Just the second record for Skye.
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Convolvulus Hawkmoth


18 September 2015 . . . . An excellent outing with James Merryweather, orgainised by the local branch of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
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Brittlestar (Ophiothrix fragilis)

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Common Starfish (Asterias rubens)

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Butterfish (Pholis gunnellus)

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Green Sea Urchin (Psammechinus miliaris)

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Shore Crab (Carcinus maenus)

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Shore Crab (Carcinus maenus)

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Snakelocks Sea Anemone (Anemonia viridis)