Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Toadstool


Autumn is of course the bumper season for fungi in our woods and fields.  I'm not good at identifying mushrooms and toadstools at all but I think this one is a Fly Agaric.  I was attracted by it as I think it's the archetypal toadstool of children's stories - the one that usually has an elf or a fairy sitting under it.  Sadly, just like the pheasant in the wood that I mentioned yesterday, the little creature ran away in fright, refusing to be photographed!

17 comments:

  1. ROTFL at the little creature running away in fright, refusing to be photographed!

    My garden has sprouted a healthy crop of fungi over the last couple of months. Mainly all over my lawn! They are beginning to die down now though.

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  2. Such beauty in this. Autumn in a single shot.

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  3. Nice shot; love mushrooms straight from the field onto the pan, but not good at recognising the stranger varieties.

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  4. this is a classic autumn shot, very nice.

    i cant seem to find one here down south.

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  5. Actually I think he's still there... we just can't see him! :)

    The tag says it's in Notts.... Where?

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  6. It is a lovely colour and does look like it is out of a story book. I had a weird fungus pop up in my garden during the rainy days. I think it is called tree ear. I posted about it yesterday. on my blog

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  7. Those little creatures can be elusive! That is a very pretty toadstool.

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  8. Oh yes! I thought fairy tale at once. Lovely!

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  9. I love funghi but never had the chance to see one of those redish mushrooms...

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  11. Morning AJ - it's near Hardwick Hall, right on the Notts/Derbys border

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  12. Gosh, even your toadstools look like they're out of a fairytale! :)

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  13. We call him "Fliegenpilz" (flying mushroom) and he ist very poison. But we say, that If you eat it, you don`t able to fly - but you are a little bit near to heaven;-)) Hugs from Luzia.

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  14. Once upon a time... there was a perfect mushroom. And Jenny found it...

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