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Sunday, October 20th 2019

Fungi are fascinating.  Some years they appear, some years they do not.  Weather conditions play an important part in their life cycle.  We usually only see the fruiting bodies, whilst the hard work of feeding the fungus goes unnoticed in the organic material that they grow in or on.  They come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

Fly Agaric is bright red and this year has put on a spectacular display.

The typical ones have white spots but just to confuse us some have none, as they have been washed off by the rain and so appear just red all over.

Verdigris Agaric, as the name suggests is green, 

but pales to a yellow colour as it ages.

Waxcaps have also shown themselves.  They like short cropped grass and Lark and Taurus have produced just the right sort of habitat for them.  These ones are more mushroom shaped,

whilst this is conical shaped.

This group caught my eye as they were growing out of an old tree stump.

More Green Elfcup has been found.

Some catch your eye because they are a little different.  This one has an almost frilly edge.

The logs along the access road and in the car park are covered in fungi.

If you would like to find out more about fungi there is a guided walk around Foxglove on Wednesday 23rd October from 1 till 3.  More details and how to book on the walk can be found on the events page. 


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