Sunday morning saw me and my better half at Nostell Priory, again. Yeah, we go there a lot, it’s a nice walk and there is always something to see even if it’s just the squirrels in the menagerie and the cows on the vista! B-)
Because this is autumn, my least favourite season, you do tend to see more fungi. So being a man who looks down a fair bit I saw a few… And being someone who takes his phone with him all the time, I took a few snaps!
This was the first fungi I found. Not sure what it is… It could be ‘Glistening Ink Cap’ (Coprinellus micaceus). So safe to say I didn’t munch on it, that must have been something else!
I think I found another one growing on a tree. It might not be though, I find fungi very difficult to ID.
Later on in the Menagerie we came across a very nice Acer losing it’s deep red coloured leaves. This pic doesn’t do it justice, it was RED!
At the base of the tree was another fungi. These were actually quite big, Those caps were a good 2 inches across. Possibly Armillaria Honey Fungus.
No need for the Googlebox this time. This is definitely Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria). OK… I needed to Google the latin name but I did know the common name. B-)
This one is a psychotropic and although slightly poisonous they can be carefully cooked and eaten.
These three were just the ones I noticed while wandering around. There was a structured fungi walk at Nostell Priory just days before I was there. Typically I forgot all about it until it was too late.
And a small thing. For as long as I have been going to Nostell I have wondered what this plant was. A close up of it here.
Well I finally worked it out and to be honest I’m a bit embarrassed about it. It’s Evening Primrose. *sigh*