The Fungi Season Is Well Underway.
Notes from a Lancashire Countryman.
Here in Lancashire in the north west of England the fungi season is well underway. You can not go far without coming across fungi of one type or another and in a variety of habitat. In this hub I invite you to take a look at these species with the aid of photographs.
Many species of fungi are only known by Latin names, thus only a relative few have English names. Where these are applicable they will be named. However, I hope they can be enjoyed for what they are weird and wonderful growths. If any hubber is knowledgeable, in the identification of any of the species that are not named, I would be grateful to be educated.
The photograph below is of the common ink cap. The liquid from the fungi was once collected and used as ink. Hence the common name.
Young Fly Agaric
The young Fly Agaric photographed below is in its early stage of development. The cap will expand as it matures. This species is often depicted in children's story books as the one associated with fairies.
Young Fly Agaric and other Fungi
Finally, below are photographs of the fungi known as Dryad's Saddle in various stages of development.