Thursday 2 November 2006

Fungus Foray

It's been a fine autumn for mushroom hunting.

In the fields near to the house we have shaggy inkcaps (picture taken by Paul) and puffballs. Sadly we've not found any field or horse mushrooms yet.

Shaggy Ink Caps

On the margins of the forest there are parasol mushrooms, not many so we left them to spread their spores for next year.


Once you enter the forest there are plenty of fungi to examine but the place is so severely hunted by dedicated mushroom lovers that most of what is easily visible is likely to be inedible or frankly poisonous.


These woods are good for ceps and on our last long walk we found Horns of Plenty, delicious fried with a small crushed clove of garlic and served on warmed french bread to soak up the juices.



Wendy said...

lovely mushrooms. The photos on your blog are great and I totally envy your life between the UK and France.

Catofstripes said...

Thank you harpz. We think we're pretty lucky too :)