Sunday, 30 October 2016

An Allotment Foray

It was the last day before the clocks went back and it was dark and damp on the allotment. We had to go up there; I was showing someone a new plot and we really needed to do some Autumn tidying. Sooo many weeds as the weather is still reasonably warm and they just won't stop growing! And we noticed several different fungi have made an appearance...
We spotted this lovely Shaggy Ink Cap (Coprinus comatus) in the grass by our plot. The spore probably arrived on site in some of the manure. They're edible when in this condition, but it will very soon be a black slimy mess!
This Jelly Ear fungus (Auricularia auricula) was poking through the door of the compost bin. It generally grows on wood, so not sure what it's doing in there! Another edible one, but I wouldn't fancy eating it, especially not from the compost bin!
I haven't been able to identify this mushroom, but there are a few of them growing in one of the bulb flower pots. The spore probably came in the compost I used to plant them up.
This is growing on the raised bed and The pinkness on the gills may be a clue to what it is.
I hoped to get a better photo on Sunday, but it looked a mess, so I haven't been able to identify it.
I think this is a type of blewit. I like the spore print which was left by its neighbour!
I welcome any identifications!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I'm no help fungi are just fungi to me unless they are fly agaric.


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