For weeks, l have been looking for a particular fungus, which is probably the most recognised mushroom in the British Isles. It is called Fly Agaric but we call it the Fairy Toadstool!! Then, to-day we saw hundreds of them. I was in 7th heaven.
The first one l saw had been picked and put on the stairs at the start of the walk! I was very cross because l keep seeing picked fungi just thrown away or stood upon by human feet. We encountered, a few minutes later, a couple who had found it and put it on the wall. Funny thing was, the young guy lives in the same flats as me!
This next image showed me for the first time, the way that the yellow/orange colour is actually in the flesh, not just a stain on the top layer.
Then l came across this one just starting it's journey into the light.
These are the other types l found, still trying to find out their names and l will add the correct names when, hopefully, I discover them!
There were loads of people out and about on this glorious day, yet we didn't feel over-crowded on the Common. This family were feeding the ducks but what l overheard made me giggle. The child was about 10 months and the father was giving him bread to feed the ducks. The child had different ideas...he kept trying to feed the bread to dad! Lots of giggles!