On the world’s slowest dog walk (for Jack), I saw hundredsof mushrooms and/or toadstools. As the walk can be done in pigeon steps and I would still be faster than Jack, I took some photos of the fungi for identification purposes later.
I would be very grateful if anyone could add their tuppence worth as to the fungi id so that I know what is murderous or not.
This year, I have seen very few field mushrooms – we usually have sacks of them and I make endless soup bases (aka Euthanasia soup!)
Some of this lot look worthy of a mushroom omelette made for Snow White by her Wicked Step-Mother!
Clavaria fragilis, commonly known as fairy fingers, white worm coral, or white spindles, is a species of fungus in the family Clavariaceae. I have never seen it before but today it is everywhere and looks like someone dropped a bag of bean sprouts!
Blackening Wax-Cap (Hygrocybe conica) ?
Meanwhile, I have split the herd into those that don’t need to go on a diet…
And those that do – Kappi and Klængur, who are not happy but I have to be cruel and may even add Haakon and Iacs into the mix as well. But I want The Minions and Taktur to put on weight and be well fed all winter. We will see. Nothing is written in stone.
Hey ho, on with the fungus identification. I will search t’net and The Collins Wild Guide of Mushrooms and Toadstools as well.