mossylog's picture

?Bracket fungus on fallen oak, need help with ID

Observed: 19th February 2010 By: mossylog
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
Fungus on fallen oak Feb 2010
Fungus on fallen oak Feb 2010 - Copy
Description:

Several patches of this on fallen oak limbs in a sunnier glade in an ancient wood

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Blewit Boy's picture

It could be this..........

It could be this, it has the right colour. Although it's quite difficult to identify these crust fungi sometimes. To make a positive ID the flesh of Stereum gausapatum should discolour red when cut.

chris

Stacey Cougill's picture

It is interesting to see

It is interesting to see observations from London, demonstrating the variety of wildlife we have in the region.

Thanks for sharing.

Stacey
Biodiversity Mentor for London

iSpot Biodiversity Mentor - London

mossylog's picture

Thanks for your encouragement...

...in searching more for things in my own area. Although I always have my eyes open, I'm usually down in surrey, sussex or kent when really looking. So it's going to be very interesting doing neighbourhood Nature and having to stick to my local area. Although there is a lot of stuff in London! I look forward to getting better photos to post of my local wildlife and to be proud of it too!
C

Stacey Cougill's picture

I'm glad that you are finding

I'm glad that you are finding the Neighbourhood Nature course interesting.

(If anyone else is interested the course description can be found here - http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/s159.htm)

I look forward to seeing more of your observations of wildlife in London. If you haven't already, take a look at London wildweb to find out more information of interesting sites in the region - http://wildweb.london.gov.uk/wildweb/Welcome.do

Good luck

Stacey
Biodiversity Mentor for London

iSpot Biodiversity Mentor - London

mossylog's picture

Thanks for the wildweb site

Thanks Stacey, I have been on this site quite a bit as the woods I intend to do my survey in (for neighbourhood nature) is managed by London wildlife trust and i am interested in what they can tell me about it!
Carol