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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 914
 Date Entered 05/02/2016
 Updated on 08/02/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Fungus / Mould
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 04/02/2016
 Location River Greta, Brignall Banks below Moor House Farm
 Civil Parish Rokeby
 Brit. National Grid NZ 058 112
 Altitude 200
 Geology River gorge cut through Namurian sandstones and marine shales.
 Record Name Brignall Banks. Some interesting fungi seen during winter walks through this fine riverside woodland..
 Record Description This record will show several examples of the spectacular fungi to be seen at this time of year on the long- dead fallen trees and branches which litter the steep sides and level flood plain of the River Greta. For images of relict hedgerows at Moor House Farm, Brignall and the Old church of St Mary on the north bank of the River Greta, see SWAAG Record Nos 689 and 845.
 Additional Notes For my provisional identification of the fungi, see photo captions. Corrections welcomed!
 Image 1 ID 6663         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Scarlet Elf Cup. Sarcoscypha austriaca. On dead branch.
 Image 2 ID 6664         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Scarlet Elf Cup. Sarcoscypha austriaca. On dead branch.
 Image 3 ID 6665         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Crested Coral Fungus. On tree bark, usually on ground in wet woodland.
 Image 4 ID 6666         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Crested Coral Fungus. Note the droplets of water at the forked extremities of this small fungus.
 Image 5 ID 6667         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Crested Coral Fungus. On tree bark, usually on ground in wet woodland.
 Image 6 ID 6668         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Crested Coral Fungus. On tree bark, usually on ground in wet woodland.
 Image 7 ID 6669         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Unidentified very delicate and small stalked white- cap mushroom fungus on mossy tree bark.
 Image 8 ID 6670         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description The same
 Image 9 ID 6672         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Honey Fungus on stump. A tree killer.
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