Though we haven’t had any rain to speak of yet – we’ve had one thunderstorm and two days drizzle since May – it’s just damp enough to produce a lovely early crop of mushrooms and we’ve been busy little bunnies making the most of them. A fantastic bonanza of Caesar’s mushrooms, (like the basket-full Daniela has in the picture above), as well as Parasols a-plenty … Wonderful to be able to get out and about in such clean air, warm sunshine and beautiful countryside with the kids and the dogs and grab dinner from amongst the cork oaks!
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that catch one’s eye, and these, (which Keith has kindly identified as Hypholma Fasciculare), with the early morning frost highlighting their caps, just had to be shared.
I’m always willing to learn more from a real expert mycologist, so if you’re one and can id these professionally for me I’d love to hear from you.
Went for a wonderful walk and found some Fly Agarics ….
… and then got home to find these Agaricus macrosporus on the lawn.
And then Daniela transformed our days pickings into the starter for dinner, Wood Blewit and Chanterelle Pasties …. Delicious!
Y’know some of the things you see in the woods are stunning; this fungi I can’t find in any of my books – any suggestions?
Getting down to the Meaning of Life on the walk
Went for a walk today, fine mushrooming weather but I think someone had been there before us as most of the Chanterelles were gone apart from these small ones, and of course the Wood Blewits which nobody around here knows are edible ….
A lovely walk and now let’s have a slap-up Mushroom Meal!
A great day out fungi hunting ….will post more about our finds.