Fungus Season

I’ve had walks around Allerthorpe Common and North Cliffe Wood over the last few days looking for fungi. At this time of year an amazing variety appear and they differ from one year to the next. Identification is difficult as there are over 15000 species in the UK. Some are edible, but others with names like Destroying Angel, Death Cap, Poisonpie and Funeral Bell are best avoided! The relatively warm and dry autumn has produced few of the spectacular clusters that I usually see, but there are some fine individual specimens.

The Sickener?

 

 
 
 
 
 

Parasol - grows up to 30cm in diameter
 
 

North Cliffe Wood in autumn

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