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By Janey

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Yesterday, we thought we would take Lottie for a walk in the local woods and have a look at the autumn colour. The day was grey and spitting with rain so quite colourless itself, but nearing the wood, it wasn’t the trees that were full of jewel colours, it was the woodland floor! Everywhere were bright mushrooms and toadstools, lots in different stages of growth. Here are a few photos.

The woodland is mainly oak, pine and birch.

Amanita muscaria -Fly Agaric

Young Fly Agaric

Lactarius deliciosus -Saffron Milk Cap…..I think this is quite an old specimen.

Fly Agaric….just popping through.

Coprinus micaceus

Russula emetica – Sickener

Sickener again

Phallus impudicus – Stinkhorn, young specimens

Boletus scaber

Amanita phalloides – Death Cap. Not sure about this one, but took a wide berth!

Young Fly agaric again

Cladonia rangiferina – Reindeer Moss

Bracken, in autumn colours

At the end of the walk, and how we enjoyed it!…:o)

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What a find....all the varieties of fungi and the bracken looks so lovely. Too bad we can't capture the smells of the forest, Janey...I bet that was very pleasurable too.

I found your walk most enjoyable...you chose a lovely spot :)

17 Oct, 2010

 

Glad you enjoyed it Whistonlass....yes, I mentioned to Ian how lovely the smell was, and how good it was to get away to the peace there...:o)

17 Oct, 2010

 

Hi Janey,

Your lovely blog has reminded me of the beautiful Sherwood Forest just on our doorstep (where Robin Hood lived and ..... Errr "worked" Lol) I think I'll drag Carol and Holly (kicking and screaming) out for a walk this afternoon!

17 Oct, 2010

 

Lucky you Ian......haven't been there for years, I bet you'll love it, especially if you've a gorgeous sunny day like we have today........

17 Oct, 2010

 

a lovely woodland walk, the fungi are amazing all the different colours and shapes, the Saffron Milk Cap looks like a garden birdbath thought it was made of metal at first glance! very enjoyable would love to walk there myself;0)

17 Oct, 2010

 

I enjoyed that walk too Janey, thanks so much, lovely photos. I love kicking the leaves this time of year!

17 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely blog, Janey and very interesting too. My only disappointment is that there are no photos of Lottie enjoying frolicking among the leaves :)

17 Oct, 2010

 

thanx for the lovely walk janey and colourfull pictures, really enjoyed it, i love seeing the fungi to ;o)))

17 Oct, 2010

 

What a wonderful walk you had, Janey! :-)) Almost makes me envious! There is nowhere like that near where I live, at least not within walking distance that I know of. :-((

I was inspired by Hywel's blog of autumn colours where he lives so as I had to go to meet my wife at her work & it was midday, I took some photos along the way. Got some colourful berries & a few trees but nothing nearly as good as you two! :-((

17 Oct, 2010

 

lovely blog & photos too...hope Lottie enjoyed her walk

17 Oct, 2010

 

lovely janey . had the fly agaric near us in the woods , have to go look again lol, spent the day in arly hall gardens to day. sooooooooooo pretty cud just stay 4 ever , the colours were outstanding . and bin a lovely day here . really enjoyed your walk too xx how was lottie on the lead!!

17 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely blog Janey,and very interesting as I don't know anything about Fungi..except the ones I buy.Lol..So many colours and shapes, so attractive..

17 Oct, 2010

 

I absolutely adore Reindeer Moss....even more now I know it's name! Thanks Janey, you certainly know your Fungi! Useful info and lovely pics too. We have had awful hanging grey skies for ages and ages now and I'm gettting quite vitamin D deficient!!! Nice woodland!

17 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely walk Janey...wonderful pics...you certainly know your fungii..!!

17 Oct, 2010

 

Lol Carole....yes that's what we both said....a toadstool birdbath!...:o)
Pleased you enjoyed it Grandmage and Gee.....Lottie was that busy sniffing here and there, but still on her lead....didn't want her disappearing down any rabbit holes....:o((
It seems to be an Autumn for Fungi San, I've never seen so many!
We are lucky Balc...there are lots of woodland walks near here, one especially is beautiful in the Spring planted with Rhododendron...spectacular!
Thanks Elsie....I think Lottie enjoyed the quiet, she was really busy with her nose one inch from the ground.....
Sounds like you had a good day today Cristina....did you take some pics? Lotts has a harness and is learning quite well, she reminds me a bit of a metal detector...she sniffs from left to right....Lol!
They were amazing Bloomer....just like the ones you see in kiddies books....:o)
Thanks Karen and Alice....I've an old Plants and Animals book I've had years with great illustrations. There were clumps of the moss everywhere....so much life going on that you don't normally see....:o)

17 Oct, 2010

 

Interesting blog Janey with some wonderful pics...thanks.

17 Oct, 2010

 

Excellent pictures Janey and very interesting too.

18 Oct, 2010

 

I enjoyed this blog Janey the pictures are really good.

18 Oct, 2010

 

lol janey sounds like lottie had a gud time as well. my friend took pics so wen i get them will do a blog . its such a lovely place

18 Oct, 2010

 

lovely blog and pics janey..... love all the toadstools

18 Oct, 2010

 

I really enjoyed your photo's Janey, wouldn't that Lactarius deliciosus -Saffron Milk Cap Make a great template for a bird bath/feeder.

18 Oct, 2010

 

Lovely blog Janey.

you seem to be quite an expeert on mushrooms.

There have been so many mushrooms this year and I'd love to eat them but I'm worried about eating something poisonous. Can you recommend a site or book for identification purposes? Are mushrooms quite easy to identify. ie are the dangerous ones obvious?

18 Oct, 2010

 

Pleased you enjoyed it everyone...and with the dark green edges now, the toadstools look better than ever....:o))
Looking forward to the blog Cristina......
Lol Homebird, yes it would......it had dark shadowy rings round it.....could be made of wood and treated??

No, I'm not really Anchorman, there were a few there that I recognised from when my kids were small, but had seen pics of the Fly agaric on here. I definitely wouldn't pic any of them to eat unless I had a mushroom expert with me. The only time I've picked mushrooms to eat were when we had horses and the field mushrooms would pop up where they had been tethered in the summer.
No the dangerous ones aren't obvious, interesting to see, but never worth the risk. The book I refer to is A Field Guide to Plants and Animals by Jan Toman and Jiri Felix, written in the 70's.

18 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Janey :)

18 Oct, 2010

 

Brilliant walk, brilliant photos, don't often see fungi as ornamental, but they are. Thanks a lot.

18 Oct, 2010

 

That was very interesting Janey :o)

19 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

What a lovely walk Janey I could just smell that musty autumn damp smell , you are getting to be the expert in Fungi .. :o)) I bet Lottie loved the woods and sniffing everything she could .. .......

19 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Vincent and Hywel...:o)
Lol Amy! She certainly did, we had to trek uphill in deep sand, she loved that, didn't do much for Ian's knees though....:o((

19 Oct, 2010

 

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful walk with us Janey, absolutely fascinating. Gardens are colourful in summer but your pics show that Autumn is the best time in the woods. Your pics are not only clear but you've found some perfect specimens there, good thing Lottie wasn't tempted to taste any. You obviously know some about fungi, bet your OH looks after you well ;-)) The reindeer moss is fantastic, not seen any quite so perfect.

19 Oct, 2010

 

Heron....pleased you liked it...I would recommend a walk in the woods this autumn, it's a good year for fungi. Titter...I did have a good look at the Death Cap, but decided against it......Lol! Yes the reindeer moss was amazing to see, swathes of greeny-grey on the woodland floor. There are wild deer in the woods, so maybe this moss grows where they have been?

19 Oct, 2010

 

Well, that gorgeous sunny day turned into a wet, cold one with torrential rain for most of it so now the ground will be like quick sand for the next week! :~((

19 Oct, 2010

 

Aw....thats a shame Ian, we've been lucky this last few days....cold tonight though...brrrrrr.

19 Oct, 2010

 

Wow wow wow, amazing photos Janey and thank you for sharing these wonderful fungii. Sounds like a lovely place, quite amazing, Lottie must have loved all the new smells :-)

20 Oct, 2010

 

I bet it would be very nice on cold frosty day
nice blog/pic's thankyou

22 Oct, 2010

 

Oh! Thank You Janey for the lovely walk through the woods, I have never seen many toadstalls in our woods here, saw some puff balls and some white fluffy looking ones the other day also reindeer moss but never the lovely coloured one's, plus you know the names of them too :o)))
I will add the one's to my pic's maybe you could name it for me :o))

22 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Dawn....yes it is a lovely woodland to walk in all times of the year, Lottie loved it and was very busy! Yes I reckon it would be Jiffy, there are open glades too, great for bird watchers.....:o)
Pleased you liked it LadyE, I hadn't seen the coloured ones in the "flesh" before either, that's why it was such a delight...:o) Will have a look at your pics, then in me book.....

22 Oct, 2010

 

The autumn shades are lovely, what a selection you found on your walk absolutly lovely.

23 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Terry, pleased you enjoyed it...:o))

23 Oct, 2010

 

Loved it Jane x

24 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Blue....there are so many fungi this year! Hope you enjoyed your soul weekend....:o))

24 Oct, 2010

 

Janey I took your advice and ventured into the woods yesterday. Not far as I've not yet recovered from my op but I did make it to a favourite seat of mine. I took some pics but won't post as they're not a patch on yours. I was thinking of you and your post but could only see one or two fungi. I usually make a 'pilgrimage' of it at this time as indeed I do in Spring, most rewarding.

31 Oct, 2010

 

Please you managed your walk Ron, and are recuperating okay....I know how frustrating it can be when your mind tells you one thing yet your body tells you another. Lol, you always post smashing pics, it would be good to see them...:o) Take care Ron...no overdoing it now.....:o)))

31 Oct, 2010

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