Sunday 6 October 2013

Woodland fungi foraging

Last weekend a friend of mine, Geoff Dann, came to walk round the woods and look for fungi. He's an experienced forager, so I was more than happy to have him visit and join him for a stroll. Here's the pics of what we found, including the ones I ate for dinner! :-)

Penny Bun (Boletus edulis), also know as Porcino or Cep - one of the nice ones to eat!

DSC_7180 Penny Bun, Porcino, Cep

DSC_7174 Penny Bun, Porcino, Cep

DSC_7157 Penny Bun, Porcino, Cep

Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) - this one's certainly not for eating, in fact the example in this picture is enough to kill two or three people...
DSC_7172 Amanita phalloides, Death Cap

Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera), a good one to eat - though it has a similar relative that can cause stomach upsets in some people.
DSC_7170 Macrolepiota procera, Parasol mushroom

The Blusher (Amanita rubescens)
DSC_7169 The Blusher (Amanita rubescens)

A Milkcap of some sort (Lactarius sp.)
DSC_7167 Milkcap (Lactarius sp.)

False Death Cap (Amanita citrina). Not especially poisonous, but too similar to the Death Cap to be worth eating...
DSC_7165 False deathcap (Amanita citrina)

Poison Pie (Hebeloma sp.)
DSC_7163 Poison Pie (Hebeloma sp.)

Peppery Bolete (Chalciporus piperatus)
DSC_7159 Peppery Bolete (Chalciporus piperatus)

The Miller (Clitopilus prunulus)
DSC_7155 The Miller (Clitopilus prunulus)

DSC_7154 The Miller (Clitopilus prunulus)

The classic toadstool - Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
DSC_7152 Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric

DSC_7150 Amanita muscaria, Fly Agaric

Brown Rollrim (Paxillus involutus)
DSC_7149 Brown Rollrim (Paxillus involutus)

Bolete being attacked by the Bolete Eater (Hypomyces chrysospermus)
DSC_7147 Bolete being attacked by the bolete eater (Hypomyces chrysospermus)

An Amanita of some sort
DSC_7136 Amanita sp

Magpie Inkcap (Coprinopsis picea)
DSC_7132 Magpie Inkcap (Coprinopsis picea)

Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)
DSC_7129 Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

Another Milkcap (Lactarius sp.)
DSC_7127 Milkcap (Lactarius sp.)

Common Yellow Brittlegill (Russula Ochroleuca)
DSC_7117 Common Yellow Brittlegill (Russula Ochroleuca)

Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva)
DSC_7115 Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva)

And finally, here's some cooked Parasol and Penny Bun, ready to eat!
Parasol and Penny Bun (Cep) mushrooms after being cooked


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