Thursday, 24 September 2009

Ferns and Fungi

The bracken fades in a golden glory and soon the paths will be revealed once more.
A damp summer and a warm September has brought the rather beautiful Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) out in profusion. Does it look like a lethal type of pizza that someone has taken a slice? I noticed my field guide says "though poisonous it is doubtful it would cause the death of a healthy person". The choice of the word doubtful is gloriously open ended.
Now this, of which I only saw one, is I think, Amanita aspera, which likes frondose woods and as you can tell from the first image that is where I was walking.

1 comment:

Squirrel said...

Loved the photos. The ferns are really nice when they change colors. One never thinks of them as fall foilage.