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Tony Croft aka hamadryad

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  1. Squamosus is as good a giude as I can get you on this photo, sorry fella.
  2. with regards to population, it is without doubt our biggest issue, but knowing how nature works, and she is a superb leveller. When it really becomes too much, a viral plague will descend and eliminate an awfull lot of us! and balance will be restored, grim but so true, and in this global economy we will spread it like wild fire.
  3. Not wishing to be rude but seriously! I am good, but this is a sh.... example! can you get the underside? i would hazard a guess at Polyporus squamosus but and this is a massive but, is it gilled, pored. is it fibrous in texture? i looks as though it is. Guys we really must start doing these shots with a bit of the underside and a big help a open view of some split flesh
  4. Could you cut into the flesh and tell me is it uniform in colour or not? It has to be iether perenniporia fraxinea/oxycarpus populinus I dont like the description of the blue purple tones though, and doubt it could be rigidiporus ulmarius
  5. monkeyd bang on,safe to climb but not to do any heavy rigging! get it done, swift why not leave a monolith? beech is good fodder for grubs and beasties?
  6. Pholiota Squarosa after heavy rain has washed off the scales, can you get a pic of the stipe? for clarity
  7. the austria rocks, after 22 years in the saddle this ones a gem
  8. Its funny cos I came a cross the exact same form on a dead birch root yesterday, I will put a good wager on this ID, the foresters favourite root rotter
  9. Well it is a difficult call, photos make it tricky, and laugh at will but it looks a bit heterobasidion to me
  10. lol I am still here! i get carried away with this stuff, it consumes me, like a rampant mycelial infection its got me! but its a fine rot and I intend to spread the infection far and wide!
  11. Its good to see people with this attitude, with 80% of woodland diversity living a saprophytic life style, its a joy to see.
  12. I didnt read all the 11 pages of subs to this thread, wanted to keep away from others opinions. Wether we contribute or not is the debate, volcanoes total around 60% of atmospheric Co2, methane is coming from methane deposits on the ocean floor, NOT farm animals! whatever way you look at it, the earth is always going to heat and cool. we are in a warming period from the last ice age, and we are adding to it, but to think we make a "large" effect is debatable. What we are doing that is the BIG issue is eliminating diversity and narrowing the genetic pool and wiping out genetic factories like the major arboreal sytems. if we do not learn to live by the "inclusional" phylosophy "holistic to those unfamiliar with that term we will be in very substantial amounts of trouble, sod the heat, just protect diversity.
  13. andy, spot on, but i would like to add... and with consideration to the environment!
  14. now I know how to upload photos tommorow i will put some of the best examples of thier species youll ever likely see! its been fun guys, but tis late and i got a full days climbing tommorow, and fatigue at the end of the day sucks! time for some shut eye
  15. Pholiota Aurivella, really nice example from ashridge pk this autum
  16. no i must be dumb! there is no other option but enter url? maybe my browser is a wrongun?
  17. Monkeyed, are we certain that root bracket is G resinaceum?
  18. The gilled one is a form of crepidotus, hard to tell with the age of it, the other is Dryads saddle as suggested, polyporus squamosus. Had the gilled one been a pluerotus variety I doubt it would have dried and lasted
  19. when i click on that photo image icon I get a url request? not familiar with that method, do I just paste in the file location?
  20. lol, I am a fungi fiend for sure, bring it on bring it on. by the way what would you guys expect to find those two on? I cuticularis and pfiefferi? beech always in my experiance, loads of I, cuticularis in burnham, is the one responsible for the crinkly sock VTA signs in those old pollards
  21. and it looks as though there might be something parasitising the mellea though technicaly photos are no I.D tool,
  22. I, Dryadeus possibly for the black conk looking thing pluerotus ostreatus Auricularia tramettes gibbosa a mellea


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