Rosy Bonnet

Of x2 images. More of this beautifully coloured Rosy Bonnet (Mycena rosea) from the woods. October 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Small And Mighty

There appeared to be hundreds of these tiny balls swarming over a mound of earth near the river. They are apparently feeding off a buried stump, and are usually seen in large numbers. Stump Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme) October 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Small And Fragile

Not sure about this one. Might be Milking Bonnet (Mycena galopus), but did not want to snap it to see if it seeped milk or not. It seemed a shame to do so. Quite easy to miss on the woodland leaf carpet because it is so small ... the bonnet about the size of a... Continue Reading →

Spectacular Rustgill

Of x3 photos. Spectacular Rustgill (Gymnopilus junonius), as it says in the title, and you can see why by its  vivid colour. There was quite a cluster growing out of a rotting tree stump in the local wood. October 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Brolly For The Fairies

Of x3 images. This is one of the larger mushrooms I spotted today, and I couldn't really miss it as it had the diameter of a side plate. It is simply called Parasol (Macrolepiota procera), and you can see why. This is one to keep the elves and fairies dry in the rain 😉 Local... Continue Reading →

Beautiful In Pink

I believe this is Rosy Bonnet (Mycena rosea), very closed related to Mycena Pura, and in fact they may well be one and the same species. I spotted this beautful pair in the local wood this morning as I went on my first mushroom hunt of the season. Muddy knees indeed! October 2019 © Pete... Continue Reading →

Like Ornamental Glass

This is a hardy Geranium after rain, one of the few remaining flowers left in the garden as autumn deepens. The flower is so delicate and refined with those shimmering raindrops it is like it is made from the finest glass. This can be quite tricky to photograph. Besides the lighting conditions, it all depends... Continue Reading →

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