Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Monday, 29 August 2011

Fantastic Fungi

The recent rains seem to have caused a sudden eruption of wonderful large fungi. On the coast path near St Ann's head we found two enormous parasol mushrooms - they would have made a tasty dinner but in the end we left them for others to admire. Then walking back along the track from Watwick, there was a Giant Puffball - the first I have seen for many, many years. It had, unfortunately, been kicked by a passer by - why do people do that? - and again we toyed with taking it home for dinner. They are such extraordinary things, with their soft suedey texture and earthy smell.


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