A big thank you must go to Richard Smith from Fife Council, for leading a fabulous Fungi Foray on Sunday 29th September.
18 people turned up on what was an excellent day for a walk, and Richard commented that he couldn’t remember ever leading a fungi walk in short sleeves! Despite the warm weather, the little rainfall that we’ve had in the last couple of weeks and the gradually changing season has been enough to bring out a number fruiting bodies, and with as many searching eyes on the lookout, we were able to record in excess of 21 species, including these fine specimens:
As autumn rolls onwards, keep your eyes peeled for these, and more species of mushroom emerging from the leaf litter, rotting wood and grasslands. Remember- if you are intent on foraging for food, make absolutely sure of what you are collecting. Consult a variety of field guides, and, where possible, a mycologist in your area before eating them. Mushrooms can kill!