Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Fungi and Snails

We tend to associate fungi with autumn but there are fungi showing themselves all year! There are certainly plenty to find in the Dells alongside the Water of Leith. I was particularly struck with these three though I don't know the species, but it makes a nice image (I've asked for identification help from Edinburgh Natural History Society on Facebook, but if you can help, please leave a comment below)

The toadstool below is some sort of Amanita, probably Amanita rubescens, related to the fly agaric

The damp weather is definitely good for the fungi and for the snails as well! I liked finding this little snail hiding on the underside of a fern frond, nestling in among the spores

and these two are starting to do what they need to do to produce the next generation of snails

Toads like damp weather too and I'm delighted that my poem Toad's Adventures has been posted as part of the first elegant hops of the Telling Toads poetry project! You can read the first elegant hops here on the Creeping Toad blog.


5 comments:

Jamie Purves said...

Hi Juliet, they look like pink-capped Mycena species but I'm not sure of the specific name! getting a lot more woodland fungi here in Cornrwall after the recent rain!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Jamie!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

looks like a panther cap! The top mushrooms are very elegant, with their pink blush too

Rabbits' Guy said...

Love the Toad Tales. A lot of work to piece those together.

Gordon said...

Not always the easiest of subjects snails, but you seem to havew done a good job, like the fungi too.
Take care, Gordon.