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Mucilago crustacea on grass and bramble. Photographed 14th October 2004. Cabin Hill.

Mucilago crustacea Porridge slime mould on leaf litter, Dog Kennel Hill. Photo: Iris Newbery. 29th Oct. 2006.

Lycogala epidendrum on old hornbeam stump. The picture on the left was taken on 14th April 2006 when the slime mould was forming and was spongy. One week later 21st April 2006 the slime mould pictured right was bronze coloured, hard and mature. It was beginning to crack and release the spores. Pictured near Sheepwater.

Three Enteridium lycoperdon on a Hawthorn stump 19th March 2003 on Foxburrows Farm. The largest (enlarged right) was 5 cm diameter.

Enteridium lycoperdon photographed on hornbeam log in Lambourne Great Wood. April 2003.

Enteridium lycoperdon on old Elder stump. Photo: 6 May 2006 on Hog Hill. (Stage 2)

Enteridium lycoperdon (Stage 3) May 2001.

Enteridium lycoperdon (Stage 4) on old oak stump  13th August 2012

Enteridium lycoperdon (Stage 4) on oak 18th May 2012

Enteridium lycoperdon (Stage 4)   The skin is peeling exposing the black spore mass. 27th March 2009.

Fuligo septica var. septica . Lambourne Wood. October 1991

Fuligo septica var. septica  on birch. Photo Daniel Britton.

Fuligo septica var. septica  on oak stump. Photo Daniel Britton.

13th August 2012

Dog Vomit slime mould Fuligo septica on cut hornbeams, Roe's Well 20th July 2006 (left) Greatest length 17 cms. and also in Lambourne Wood October 2002 (right). Also known in Vera Cruz, Mexico,  as Caca de luna - Moon's poo!  

Arcyria insignis on rotten wood. Photographed October 2007

Arcyria cinerea on rotten wood. Photograph Peter Comber

Metatrichia floriformis on rotten beech log, Dog Kennel Hill. Photographed 29th October 2006.

 
Trichia decipiens on rotted wood. 30th October 2011 Photographs Iris Newbery, Peter Comber.

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