Lactarius torminosus was the first of many species of Lactarius found on the day. It is a Birch associate and is easily identified by the woolly cap:
|Clavaria acuta, just emerging|
When I first saw this little orange mushroom, my first reaction was 'Waxcap':
New to my Species Index.
We also found many huge specimens of Lactarius chrysorrheus under Oak:
Another new species for me was Russula betularum, under Birch:
Because I'm always searching for fungal rusts, I often find other species on leaves. These are the leaf galls of the asexual stage of Neuroterus quercusbaccarum on Oak:
|Galls of Neuroterus quercusbaccarum on Oak|
|Dung Beetle - Geotrupes stercorarius|
Tomorrow I'll show the larvae and leaf miners that I found.