As we move into October and November one of my favourite things to do is go out mushroom hunting! I love walking through the woods searching among the fallen leaves and trees for carefully hidden mushrooms. Another great thing about this time of year is how good the natural light is for woodland photography. One of my favourite places to go hunting for mushrooms in Lincoln is Hartsholme Country Park, which I have mentioned in a post before. In fact the park actually runs ‘Fungus Foray’ sessions during October, where their local expert guides you around the park, talking and showing you different varieties of fungi. Recently I also visited Lincoln Arboretum, which did have a few good fungi spots!
Although I am no fungi expert, I do love searching out different types I haven’t seen before using my ‘Mushrooms and Toadstools’ pocket guide book. I would definitely recommend giving it a go if you enjoy woodland walks during Autumn and want to try something new along the way. Naturally I end up taking as many photos as I can! So I thought I would share a few of my favourites with you 🙂
I have attempted to identify a few of the easier to recognise species, but those I wasn’t sure about I have left blank. If you are a fungi expert feel free to let me know what’s what!
Happy Mushroom hunting!
Shaggy Ink Cap (Coprinus comatus) taken at Lincoln Arboretum
Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) taken at Hartsholme Country Park
The Blusher (Amanita rubescens) taken at Hartsholme Country Park
Clitopilus prunulus taken at Hartsholme Country Park
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