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    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    As we had a bit of rain yesterday, I thought I would pop down to Windsor Great Park as it is only 15 minutes away, and you cannot get much better than Ye ancient forest for mushrooms, so much so, that the first car park had a sign up banning the picking of mushrooms, further down it was ok though.This is my first venture out picking wild mushrooms with the intention of eating them (After careful and positive identification at home) This was a good result, I thought! Two Shaggy parasols. I cooked and ate the large one, Mmm very tasty........
    Awoke this morning on the banks of the Wey, to find dozens of these things on the meadow around us. They were massive. Had no idea if they were edible unfortunately, so left well alone. Will dig out some photos in the next day or two.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

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    The Magic of Mushrooms, on BBC iPlayer, is available for 20 days.

    I found this documentary very interesting and well worth watching.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...uggid=b041m6fh

    It can be found on youtube but at a lower quality.

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    Tasty find Marker... Shaggy parosols are fairly easy to ID ... But saying that when I get home I'll get the book out and look for similar! I've eaten Shaggy Parasols.. Nice.

    But be warned some people are less tolerant to this fungi!

    Doug .. If that is the program I've seen then it's a good watch.

    I too have seen plenty of fungi.. Unfortunately for the best one I was camera-less..

    Here's a little chap.. Made its home on our gun club shed door!


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    Here's one I've not posted but I think has been posted on this thread before??

    At the gun club again painting the 70 yard targets up a steep bank in the trees we saw an pinky orange fungus cascading down from a base of an oak.

    It doesn't look like the photo in my Philips guide, but that's fungus for you.

    I think it's good old 'Chicken of the Woods' -- Sulphur Polypore

    But as always I'm open to alternative suggestions.

    * I have enhanced the pics a tad to show the true colouration lost in poor lighting conditions. ...pics courtesy of Vinny






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    Here you go, those shaggy parasol things (I think) from last weekend:








    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

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    Apparently it is UK fungus day, (9 October 2016).
    http://www.ukfungusday.co.uk/?utm_so...eid=5229183bc0

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    Brilliant shots Mal... Really nice find ...plus a Pixie

    National fungus day Doug! ... It's a shame I had to work it. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teign Beaver View Post
    Brilliant shots Mal... Really nice find ...plus a Pixie

    National fungus day Doug! ... It's a shame I had to work it. :/
    I was sort of working too. I had to go canoeing to train some teenagers for their DofE Gold expedition. That's my 2018 Swedish paddle sorted .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougoutcanoe View Post
    I was sort of working too. I had to go canoeing to train some teenagers for their DofE Gold expedition. That's my 2018 Swedish paddle sorted .Doug
    Tough day at the office then Doug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teign Beaver View Post
    Tough day at the office then Doug.
    Life is full of trials, I even have to go to Sweden to make sure the youths do it properly! There may be some Chanterelles around. Yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Here you go, those shaggy parasol things (I think) from last weekend:
    Great find Mal.

    Came across a field today whilst on holiday in Flushing, Cornwall with dozens of parasols, but in my excitement, I forgot to take a photo, bought these home for some soup though.......

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    I am on a roll, went back for some more today........




    Last nights dinner, mushroom soup........

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    Just appeared under very dry leylandii hedge, about tennis ball size but pretty sure they are not puffballs. The small shrooms are possibly pixie-caps ?


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    This Bolete was within a stones throw of my house........


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    If you're planning a rabbitburger, or for that matter a bambiburger, some bacon can be added.

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    A few findings from this winter.


    Common Puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum on an island in Loch Awe.


    Gloeophyllum sepiarium growing on Alder. At least that is my best result. Definitely growing on Alder by Loch Awe!


    Loch Awe, some whoppers. Peppery Milk Cap, Lactarius piperatus


    Peppery Milk Cap, Lactarius piperatus


    Peppery Milk Cap, Lactarius piperatus

    I found a lot of these in a churchyard, Leigh, Greater Manchester.

    Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

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    What a lovely suprise to get an alert the fungus thread had been bounced!

    Lovely shots and fungus Doug..

    Seasons Greetings to you and yours Doug.. And of course all the fungus loving paddlers ... Ian

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    Good winter find Doug, cracking photos too.

    Looking forward to the season starting again, 2016 was the first year I have had the confidence to eat wild mushrooms, all I can say is, I am gutted I missed so many years not doing so as they are delicious, and a great accompaniment to canoeing, I am still eating the ones I collected in the Autumn.
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    It is the wrong time of year. We'll have spring time Morels soon but Ive only ever found a couple.

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    I detected the distinctive whiff of this stinkhorn well before finding it amongst the dead leaves.



    (early Nov last year)
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    Nice find Paul.. They really smell don't they !

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    They look like 'many zoned polypores' to me.

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    Has been a good week for edible fungus, within a stones throw from my house, I have feasted twice on Fairie ring champignons, and today I had a meal from some small bolettes from the same spot, both these were incredibly tasty and just 50 paces away.
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