Isavar's picture

Fungi

Observed: 10th October 2013 By: IsavarIsavar’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Close to birch trees

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

marksteer's picture

Need more information please

Need more information please - any staining of pores or flesh on bruising? Were there any birch near by?

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Fenwickfield's picture

birch

It says near birch below the photo as that was the reason I put an identification,if tree type had not been mentioned I would have left it.Your also right about more information I think we just have to keep on reminding folks how important it is.

Fenwickfield

marksteer's picture

OK sorry missed reference to

OK sorry missed reference to birch!
But lots of Observations are posted with so little info. I'm not keen to push too much so people get put off - maybe iSpot could give us a link to suggest better information in a gentle way? This maybe topic for Forum but things get lost there!

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Fenwickfield's picture

depends

I think it really depends if someone is really interested in learning about fungi or has come across one by chance. There is information if you click on the groups then fungi icon but I really don't think anyone looks at it.I always try when it's a new poster and if I get no response from a couple of posting then I stop commenting but If I do I try to help if I can but in an encouraging way.

Fenwickfield

Isavar's picture

info and users

Hi Mark

Yes, comment was small bellow pics. This is very true that the more info you give the better, and as an iSpot mentor I always show in my sessions how to take ID pics correctly. But Sheyla has a good point, new users are greatful for the tips that experts provide and you Mark are spot on suggesting to guide rather than put people off.
I will pass on your suggestion of an iSpot link for guidance, thanks for sharing that. Bear in mind that fungi are particularly challenging to ID and those of us that are learning appreciate all your comments, not only the ID but all the useful advice

I am personally learning a lot thanks to your interactions and I thank you for it :-) keep them going please, even to Family level they are useful for us

Isabel

iSpot mentor for the London area