Fungi at Formby.

On Saturday I went for a walk in the pinewoods at Formby. The event was organised by the National trust and we were guided by Dave who is an expert on Fungi.

During our safari we spotted 61 different species. Dave encouraged us to touch, squeeze, smell, and in a couple of cases even taste a couple of the specimens. This seemed strange to me as from a photographic point of view as I am trained never to pick any wild flowers etc..

However, with Fungi it is different and close examination of the gills and the feel of the specimen is essential for identification. Even then it often requires close examination under a microscope to get a precise identification.

It was an interesting and informative morning out.

Here are a few of my images.














I shall not even begin to try and identify them.

About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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4 Responses to Fungi at Formby.

  1. Marie Moran says:

    They have a beauty all their own. Did you take some home to fry up?

  2. crosbyman66 says:

    I don’t think any were edible and a few would have made you very ill.
    I pick my mushrooms from the vegetable aisle in Tesco.

  3. Malcolm Chester says:

    I didn’t realise there were so many varieties down there..great photos…

  4. Pete says:

    Reblogged this on Pete's Favourite Things and commented:
    Some great fungi around at the moment.

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