|Mature Shaggy Ink Cap|
|Young Shaggy Ink Caps|
My knowledge of fungi is strictly limited, and there is no way I would risk eating fungi harvested in the wild without the benefit of some very specialist advice, but I don't mind photographing them... Looking around near the Shaggy Ink Caps, I realised that the area was teeming with all sorts of other fungi. They were mostly more unobtrusive, and not the type you would notice when driving past in your car, but when you are on foot it is easy enough to spot them. All the following photos were taken within a couple of metres of the road:-
This is one I think I recognise. I believe it is a Boletus of some sort, so probably edible. The black slug you can see obviously thinks it is...
This little green one looks deadly! It probably glows in the dark.
These ones were all growing on an old tree-stump:
This tiny little plant (not a fungus!) was also growing in the rotted wood.
The next two might be clumps of the same type of fungus, at different stages of maturity. But then again, they are of different colours so they could be completely different types as far as I know.
Did any of you spot any wonderful delicacies in that selection of photos? If so I'm in for a feast, because there were loads of them!