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Kuoni Woods, Dorking, Surrey - 10 August 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Group
Picture Type: Group
Notes
Month: August
Time: Early evening
Width: 8-10cm
Depth: 4-6cm
Height: 3-4cm
Terrain: Mixed woodland
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
These were a little old for the kitchen and a bit high up to harvest.
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 02 August 2008

Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Early evening
Diameter: 4-8cm
Height: 6-10cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Close-up
Picture Type: Close-up
North Downs, Dorking, Surrey - 30 July 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view
Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: July
Time: Early evening
Diameter: 2-20cm
Height: 2-25cm
Terrain: Deciduous woodland
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
This fallen beech is constantly producting oysters at the moment. Weather seems ideal.
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view
Picture Type: Front view

Picture Type: Group

Picture Type: Cap close-up

Picture Type: Top view
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap edge close-up
Picture Type: Cap edge close-up
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Picked
Picture Type: Picked
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cooking
Picture Type: Cooking

Pleurotus Ostreatus - Gills
Picture Type: Gills
Notes
Month: July
Time: Early evening
Diameter: 40cm
Height: 30cm
Terrain: Deciduous woodland
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
This oyster was an enormous and bluer than any ive seen, particularly the edge which was indigo.
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap edge close-up
Picture Type: Cap edge close-up
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap edge close-up
Picture Type: Cap edge close-up
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap close-up
Picture Type: Cap close-up
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap
Picture Type: Cap

This shot was taken by my mate Dan Hewitt and gives an idea of perspective for this monster (the mushroom not me).
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 28 July 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view
Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: July
Time: Early evening
Diameter: 2-10cm
Height: 2-8cm
Terrain: Deciduous woodland
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Another bumper crop, many of these went back to my kitchen.
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Side view
Picture Type: Side view

Picture Type: Group

Picture Type: Side view
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 20 July 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap close-up
Picture Type: Cap close-up
Notes
Month: July
Time: Late afternoon
Diameter: 6-10cm
Height: 4-8cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From above
Picture Type: From above
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Gills and edge close-up
Picture Type: Gills and edge close-up
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 11 June 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Close-up showing gills and edge of cap
Picture Type: Close-up showing gills and edge of cap
Notes
Month: June
Time: Early evening
Across: 6 - 8cm
Depth: 6-8cm
Height: 4-6cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
This particular tree seems to produce any time of year following rain.
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 19 March 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view
Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: March
Time: Mid afternoon
Diameter: 4-6cm
Height: 2-4cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:

Picture Type: Gill section
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view
Picture Type: Front view
North Downs, Dorking, Surrey - 18 March 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Gills
Picture Type: Gills
Notes
Month: March
Time: Mid afternoon
Width: 3-5cm
Depth: 3-5cm
Height: 2-3cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
These were delicious

Picture Type: Front view

Picture Type: Front view
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view
Picture Type: Front view
Box Hill, Dorking, Surrey - 24 February 2008
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view showing gills
Picture Type: Front view showing gills
Notes
Month: February
Time: Mid afternoon
Diameter: 10-20cm
Height: 8cm
Terrain: Deciduous woodland
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
This was too old for the kitchen and a bit high to reach.
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 21 August 2006
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap close-up
Picture Type: Cap close-up
Notes
Month: August
Time: Late afternoon
Diameter: 4-6cm
Height: 2-4cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
The beech that these were growing on fell recently due to disease - leading to speculation about how soon after a beech dies do oysters appear. This one was about 2 years.
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Top view
Picture Type: Top view

Picture Type: Top view
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 10 August 2006
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Top view
Picture Type: Top view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Late afternoon
Diameter: 2-8cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
These were too maggot infested to harvest for the kitchen
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 06 July 2006
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Side view
Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: July
Time: Early evening
Across: 3-10cm
Height: 4-6cm
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Collected some of these for the kitchen, used in stir-fry.
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Side view
Picture Type: Side view

Picture Type: Top view
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 31 August 2005
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Front view
Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: August
Time: Midday
Terrain: Spruce woods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Spruce
Comments:
This group was growing on spruce roots
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 20 August 2005
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Cap
Picture Type: Cap
Notes
Month: August
Time: Mid afternoon
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Leechpool Woods, Horsham, West Sussex - 01 July 2005
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
Notes
Month: July
Time: Mid afternoon
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Top view
Picture Type: Top view
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 25 June 2005
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Side view
Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: June
Time: Mid afternoon
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Colgate Woods, Colgate, West Sussex - 14 June 2005
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Side view
Picture Type: Side view
Notes
Month: June
Time: Mid afternoon
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 12 June 2005
Pleurotus Ostreatus - Top view
Picture Type: Top view
Notes
Month: June
Time: Mid afternoon
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Leechpool Woods, Horsham, West Sussex - 24 June 2004
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
Notes
Month: June
Time: Midday
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below
St Leonards Forest, Horsham, West Sussex - 26 May 2004

Picture Type: Front view
Notes
Month: May
Time: Midday
Terrain: Beechwoods
Substrate: Wood
Tree type: Beech
Comments:
Pleurotus Ostreatus - From below
Picture Type: From below

Picture Type: Front view

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