Tag Archives: Fungi

A Wet Woodland Walk

Or perhaps A Spurious Segue In January 1797 John Hetherington, a London haberdasher, was fined £50 for causing a public nuisance—he was wearing the very first top hat. In public! In February 1797 the very last invasion of Britain began. And … Continue reading

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Funki Fungi

While these pictures  might seem the result of imbibing some ancient hallucinogenic concoction, I do assure you they’re simply the result of playing with ‘image-altering’ software. Enjoy . . . Editing software used: Picasa (preloaded on my laptop) CorelDraw & … Continue reading

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On This Halloween . . .

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Earth Eggs and Brackets

The last of my fungi photos—and a special Halloween collection. So to begin . . . but it has to be: Ground-growing fungi aren’t the easiest to see or to shoot. Wet knees, strained back, stings from nettles, scratches from … Continue reading

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Elfin Favourites

Field Found Fungi But though I’m calling it thus I have to admit not many of these fungi were found in actual fields. More like on the verges of farm-tracks and other open-to-the-public ‘green ways’. So some of the following … Continue reading

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Wood-Rotters

What are Wood-Rotters? They’re fungi that do exactly that. They rot the wood. And in rotting the wood, this class of fungi returns the dead or felled tree—trunk, branches, twigs, roots and all—to the soil. They thereby produce a nutrient-rich … Continue reading

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Fairy Led . . .

Their flowers all faded Their berries, sweet, eaten Yet out in the countryside If you’re sharp-eyed You might meet them and greet them: The Fairies. When I was taking these photos my intention was to come home, delve into my … Continue reading

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