Friday 18 October 2019

All the colours of fungi

It is proving to be a particularly fine fungi season up Corstorphine Hill this year, traditionally the best place in Edinburgh for fungi and excelling itself in this mild and damp autumn that we're having.

Particularly nice to see these orange peel fungi

and this brightly coloured fungus, the photo's terrible but I'm sharing it as it's such an unusual colour - I thought it was an aniseed funnel cap but have been told via Edinburgh Fungi group on Facebook that it's Stropharia caerulea (blue roundhead) 

It's a great season for earth stars and here are two fine specimens from the hill

Finally some honey fungus growing on an ash tree. Honey fungus will grow on vulnerable trees and kill them and it may be that the ash tree has ash dieback disease aalready and so was in a weakened state for the honey fungus to take advantage?


Geraldine said...

Another walk in the woods. Thanks for sharing your part of the UK Juliet, always interesting.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

THe orange peel fungi are so lovely. Never see anything colourful fungi wise here

Jeff (Sage) said...

Do you know if any are eatable? After a dry fall, we're beginning finally to have wet weather again, so I'm sure the mushrooms and fungi will be out.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Geraldine

Hi Simon, Orange peel is one of the most beautiful fungi we get round here, but it's quite unpredictable, the first time I've seen any just in this spot

Jeff - I don't think any of the fungi in this post are edible, certainly none of them are good eating.

Bob Bushell said...

Great fungi, I really love that.

Lowcarb team member said...

Amazing fungi, thanks for the photographs.

All the best Jan