Monday, 13 September 2010

First Mushroom Walk Of The Year, Carlops.

I expect this walk to become a regular over the next month and a bit, even this early in the season the mushrooms were easy to find. So far, out the ones i managed to identify i found huge amounts of Common Yellow Brittlegill, some Chanterelle and some puffballs.


The ground was a bit dry, witch was surprising, after all the rain we've had over the past few days. Allot of the mushrooms we found were old and dried out.
Walking down the valley i found one of the largest flying beetle/bugs I've ever seen, I've still not found out what it is but i took plenty pictures to help me.

One Big Bug!


I think this is some sort of puffball but, doesn't bare much resemblance to the other common puffballs i found.

Common Puffballs

Further down the river, i knew where another mint plantation was kept. Its Not the same as gray furry leaf mint i found on the Water of Leith, smells more like spearmint, with smooth, shiny leaves.

More Mint!!

Into The Forest.

More mushrooms to be found round here. This time in the form of Common Yellow Brittlegill. True to form, you couldn't help standing on them, they were all over the place.

Common Yellow Brittlegill

Peggy's Pool, North Esk

Lords and Ladies or Cuckoo Pint

Thanks to Winnie from the Esk Valley Trust for identifying this plant for me.

I must admit, I'm new to this game, i may have got some of my identifications wrong. So, if you don't see any more posts from me, you know what happened.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely web site this is well documented with the fish and edible plant from wild mushrooms and others like wild mint etc keep up the good work Grant this is very exciting I cant wait until the next episode 1 in a million pal take care when fishing x