Monday, 22 October 2012

Seasonal Splash: Fungi and Fern

We wandered through a wood near Aldeburgh, and found this Fly Agaric ...

... in the trees. I did not know that the spots fall off as the toadstool ages.

This was (to me) a far less attractive fungus ...

... it was about the size of a football, and someone or some thing had prised it apart.

Just for a change ... a photo of the bracken.

I am finding this species of toadstool quite a bit in Suffolk ...

... but have yet to work out what it is!

Another unidentified species ... to date!

I wonder who had split these in half ... squirrels (we saw one nearby), slugs or fungus-gnats?
WARNING: these fungi may be poisonous or dangerous for humans.

7 comments:

Mary said...

Lots of interesting fungi! I saw a quilt show this year that featured a series of quilts done of that red spotted fungi...wish I knew how to show them to you!

L. D. Burgus said...

These are wonderful shots. I enjoy seeing fungi that really I have never seen before.

Farida said...

I am at awe with ferns. They seem to grow everywhere and are easy to maintain too and beautifies places instantly.

Have a great week ahead! :)

Em Parkinson said...

I see what you mean about fungi being the order of the day now! Do you want me to enter you into the draw?

Adam Tilt said...

Great selection of fungi Caroline. Like you I'm struggling with ID's for some of the species that I've been seeing recently but have just posted a couple up on my blog.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely fungi - i didn't realise either that fly agarics lose their spots!

Roger B. said...

I think the fungus in the third and fourth photos is probably a giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea). They start out white, but eventually turn brown.

The fungus in the sixth and seventh photos is a parasol mushroom (probably Macrolepiota procera).

The fungus in the eighth photo looks like a waxcap (possibly Hygrocybe conica).