Friday, 13 October 2017

Autumn Colours and Fungi in the Dells

It's a warm and damp autumn day today and it looked beautiful in Colinton and Craiglockart Dells by the Water of  Leith.

I took quite a lot of photos of fungi as the Water of Leith Conservation Trust are leading a fungi walk round the Dells next week and wanted me to help them find out where the best fungi are at the moment.

The puffballs on the mossy wall up above Colinton weir are looking great at the moment

there's lot of candlesnuff around at the moment, I took this photo in Spylaw Park

and some funnel caps have suddenly appeared

Honey fungus is never good to see (as it kills trees) but is totally fascinating for the way that it displays its mycelia once the tree starts falling apart, there are no fruiting bodies at the moment, just the mass of black mycelia

Then there are more fungi, which I'll need to check out to identify them.....


Lynn said...

That's an enchanted place - I love seeing your photos of it.

RG said...

LOve the colors. We pretty much go from green to brown to grey!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the fungi. Pretty colors and photos. Happy weekend to you!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely selection of photographs to look at, thanks.

All the best Jan