Something different today. I normally write about seashore things in this blog but I photograph all sorts of other natural things – and man-made ones too. As it is the season of mellow fruitfulness, I thought you might like to see some pictures of common and colourful fungi that grow locally in the Wessex Countryside here in Dorset, UK. I am not an expert in fungi identification – so any names applied to the fungi in the pictures are tentative.
At the top are two red-capped Fly Agaric toadstools. Below: the lilac-capped Amethyst Deceiver fungus amongst beech leaf litter; a small bracket-type fungus with concentric bands of different colours growing on a fallen tree; a Stink Horn amongst dead woodland leaves; a Boletus mushroom (probably edible) growing on a lawn; and finally another Agaric-type toadstool with the cap faded from red to orange-brown (growing on grass beneath a silver birch tree).
Revision of a post first published 5 November 2009
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