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’ (https://shroomify-mushroom-id.en.aptoide.com/app) 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 – https://www.ispotnature.org/
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.
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.
Tawny Funnel Cap (Lepista flaccida)
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…
These are witch’s hat (Hygrocybe conica), found on Anthony’s lawn!