Amanita muscaria means Autumn is here

Amanita muscaria means Autumn is here

Today whilst out in the forest I discovered several Fly Agaric. This means Autumn has finally arrived.

Summer mushrooms

Summer mushrooms

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.