Such fun gi’s and gals

A crop of Magpie Inkcaps (Coprinus picaceus) popped up this autumn in the woodchip path, quite fascinating. The emerging fruiting body plump and eggy, then the elegant flecked cap opened into a delicate parasol, followed by a gloopy end,  the caps melting off leaving the white stalks standing. Some boletus, possibly Birch Boletus as they were at the bottom of a birch (I hear a QI hooter, possibly for that observation) also appeared for the first time. I didn’t have my field guide to hand (Mushrooms and Toadstools, Geoffrey Kibby) so cannot attest to smell, bruised colouration, gill colour etc. to more thoroughly identify any of the fungi on this page. Continue reading “Such fun gi’s and gals”