Tag: Fungi

  • Fly Agaric

    Fly Agaric

    It’s the picturebook ‘pixie toadstool’ – and there’s lots of it about in the autumn. Look for it in woodland. Photo: © Natural England/Peter Wakely

  • Fairy Fingers

    Fairy Fingers

    In autumn, Fairy Fingers delicately probe their way through grassland and woodland litter. Photo: Ryan Hornett CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

  • Dryad’s Saddle

    Dryad’s Saddle

    Damp weather is annoying for humans, but good for fungi, like this Dryad’s Saddle, a common bracket fungus on dead and decaying wood. Photos: © Natural England/Paul Glendell

  • Hairy Curtain Crust

    Hairy Curtain Crust

    A fungus of dead wood from broadleaf trees, Hairy Curtain Crust can be found throughout the year. This colony was spotted on a fallen oak at Penrose. Photo: Amanda Scott

  • Earthtongues


    There are nine species of Earthtongues in the UK. Often overlooked, they are an important indicator of ancient unimproved grassland. Photo: gailhampshire, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

  • Yellow Stagshorn

    Yellow Stagshorn

    It’s easy to see how this fungus got its name. It is most commonly seen from summer to autumn. Photo: Nomeda Vėlavičienė, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

  • Blue Roundhead

    Blue Roundhead

    the beautiful Blue Roundhead is usually associated with summer and autumn, but might linger on into the winter. Photo: Steve Townsend

  • Penny Bun

    Penny Bun

    Penny Bun mushrooms are not often found on The Lizard; these were spotted in a spruce plantation. Photo: Steve Townsend

  • Jelly Ear

    Jelly Ear

    Jelly Ear fungus can be spotted in the autumn and right through winter. It is usually found on dead or dying Elder wood. Photo: Josh Milburn at Mushroom Observer, CC […]

  • Parasol mushroom

    Parasol mushroom

    No prizes for guessing why this mushroom is called the Parasol…This one was spotted at Soapy Cove. Photo: Steve Townsend