‘Tis the season for honey, mushroom and parasol mushrooms. Bizarrely, honey mushrooms grow on tree stumps and on the ground. They’re very popular in the local version of scrambled egg omelette, prazenica.
I love these little mushrooms (Laccaria amethystina) as they add such a contrasting colour to the forest. These were, unfortunately, growing just were I was setting up my hammock (seen on the ground just behind) so I photographed them before they were crushed underfoot
It seems like the edible boletes have run their course and left only ones I don’t recognise, or poisonous types, in their wake. Death caps and Destroying Angels abound at the moment
Today whilst out in the forest I discovered several Fly Agaric. This means Autumn has finally arrived.
A Birch Bolete growing beneath a Destroying Angel….
Both are abundant at the moment
Over the last couple of days I’ve been going into the forest mushroom picking. This is the first year I’ve seen so many high-end mushrooms. It’s all due to the alternating rain storms and scorching ht days. The forest is damp and muddy, with small streams flowing where none have been for years.
Ordinarily we wait for autumn for mushrooms but this year my basket is filled with Boletus edulis, Boletus reticulatus and, from the meadows, Agaricus campestris.