Wednesday 14 September 2022

The Blusher (fungi)

 The difference a couple of days makes! At the weekend Crafty Green Boyfriend and had a lovely walk round Corstorphine Hill. You can see some of the lovely things we saw in this post. There were plenty of fungi around, including these weird looking growths

I posted this photo in the Edinburgh Natural History Facebook Group where someone suggested that they were Amanita rubescens (The Blusher) and asked if I could visit again a few days later and take more photos. So, I managed to make time today to join Crafty Green Boyfriend on his regular lunchtime walk round Corstorphine Hill (he works very close to the hill and walks round it most lunchtimes!) and this is what the same fungi look like today, which looks very like a mature Amanita rubescens, though I'm waiting to get confirmation on that.

We also saw lots of other fungi today, including this impressive bolete 

and this rotting fungus which was being used by a pair of mating flies


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing there are so many different kinds of fungi in one area which, I assume, must be in the middle of the city. How great that you have the Natural History group where you can post finds and questions. (A positive and useful use of Facebook for a change!)

eileeninmd said...

Love the fungi photos, I always look for mushrooms and fungi on my walks.
Take care, enjoy your day!