Saturday, 8 October 2016

October 6: Latrigg Common, Cumbria, for waxcaps, Seen today was the scarce Blushing Waxcap (Hygrocybe ovina) which turns pink when handled and was becoming dried in the strong wind. Also another scarce waxcap H. citrinovirens with pale lemon-yellow umbo-shaped cap with splitting margins and similarly coloured stem, and the greenish yellow H. psittacina. Also present, were H. laeta, H.pratensis. Waxcaps weren't quite abundant as usual possibly because of the dry weather?

H ovina

H citrinovirens

H psittacina

View from the waxcap grassland (in the left foreground)


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