Saturday, October 26, 2013

on the forest floor

Back to more local matters. It looks like it is going to be a good year for mushrooms, and they are beginning to appear in abundance wherever the leaf mould has started to form.

There are so many species of similar looking fungi it is very hard for an amateur to tell them apart. The middle  photo is of a species of russula, probably the aptly named sickener, or russula emetica, for that is what it does. The bottom photo is of slippery jack, a very slimy fungus (reputed to be edible as long as the slimy cap is removed!)


Lesley FW said...

Lovely photo, but there's no way I'd risk eating those! Have noticed an increase in fungi this year also.

Anonymous said...

Didn't realise you were back - just in time for last night's weather. Glad you had a good time.

Spot said...

We came back last Monday when it was really wet and dreary! I thought the storm was a bit of a damp squib.