Matt’s Mushroom Meanderings

Let me take you on a walk through some of the mushrooms I have seen over the last few months. Some of them have been on volunteer days and others whilst I’ve just been out and about.

I already knew a few from previous fungi foray’s I’ve been on but I used the FREE app ‘Shroomify’ ( to ID a few of these – it has a really useful key you can use to determine what you’re looking at.

iSpot is also very good for getting an ID on alll things naturey –

This is the first one I found of the year in Ecclesall Woods – a Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum). These next few were also found there.

Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)
Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)

The classic Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria), these were found near Grindleford.

A common conecap (Conocybe tenera) found at the Rother Rec in Chesterfield on a volunteer day. These next ones were also found on the same day.

Shaggy Scaly Cap (Pholiota squarrosa)
Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
Fairies Bonnets (Coprinellus disseminatus)
We think this might be Butter Cap (Rhodocollybia butyraceae)

Tawny Funnel Cap (Lepista flaccida)

Collared Earth Stars (Geastrum triplex) in the woodland next to where the Rivers Hipper and Rother confluence
Small staghorn (Calocera cornea) at Blackamoor
Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) found at Crookes Valley Park
From oyster mushrooms to osyterlings (Crepidotus variabilis)
Shaggy Inkcaps (Coprinus comatus)
Shaggy Inkcap Linguine

Inspired by a squid ink pasta dish i had in Madrid a few years ago, I decided to make these Shaggy Inkcaps into a linguine. I would only reccomend eating mushrooms if you’re certain you know what they are. These grow on the grass out the back of where I live every year.

I also left one of the inkcaps in a bowl over night and they dissolve into ink – hense their name. Here’s a few paintings I did with them…

Elfin Saddles (Helvella crispa). There were lots of these found along Sheffield canal

These are witch’s hat (Hygrocybe conica), found on Anthony’s lawn!

Golden Spindles (Clavulinopsis fusiformis) found near High Bradfield