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.