More of that in due course, but with plenty of damp Beech and Birch woodland to wander around, we were astounded by the abundance of fungi to be seen. I know that this is the best time of year for mushrooms and the like, but we were amazed at the variety of colours and forms on display.
Not being anything of an expert in these matters, I looked but did not touch, and neither do I have identifications for many of them...
|Sulphur Tuft, I'm told|
|This is a slime mould, not a fungus|
|Yellow Brain Fungus on Gorse|
|Porcellain Fungus, I'm told|
|I think this is a Lurid Bolete|
There were more, but just how much of a holiday does one spend crawling around in the leaf litter, when there's cake to be had?
They’ve got fabulous names, fungi, haven’t they? I missed seeing the beaver in Devon by seconds ☹️
I do wonder whether the people who gave some of these fungi their names were actively experimenting with them!?
I have previous when it comes to spotting beavers, having accidentally seen one on the Tay when not in the presence of Our Lass. One of my hopes for the holiday was that such a keenly-felt imbalance (by me, not Our Lass, I have to say) would be righted.
Much as I love eating mushrooms, there is definitely something a tad weird about fungi in general! Looking at some of 'em, I could almost convince myself that they might actually be aliens LOL We've got some little ones coming up on the front lawn, must remember to take some photos before hubby cuts the grass ~ if it ever stops raining, that is!
Compared to other lifeforms, fungi seem to play by very different rules.
you can have your cake and eat you know!
I try not to think of it as an addiction but, on several levels (or layers!), my cake habit is a concern.
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