The selection of Fungi pictures below show the diversity of shapes and forms that can be found.

 

 

The assortment of fungi illustrated here are but a small selection that I have photographed in recent years.

The Fly Agaric Amanita mascaria is the most easily identified Toadstool, usually found near Birch trees. It is poisionous but not usually deadly.

 

The two Death Caps Amanita phalloides (above) were found under an Oak tree at the RSPB HQ at Sandy in September. This is one of the Worlds most poisonious fungus. This is a common fungus in Oak woodlands.

 

 

Above are two False Death Caps Amanita citrina. Said to be edibale, but best avoided in case of confusion with one of the deadly Amanita species.

 

The common Stinkhorn Phallus impulicus gives off a smell similar to rotting flesh, this attracts flies that eat the smelly spores, and so effect spore distribution.

 

The Dog Stinkhorn fungus (above) is usually far from easy to find, however there must have been about 50 in a wood that I visited in October 2010.

 

 

 Bird's Nest Fungus.

 

Bonnet Mycena growing on a fallen log in a Beech woodland.

 

 

Candle Snuff fungus.

 

 

Earth-star fungus spore dispersal.

 

Fungus growing on Mycena species cap.

 

Mycena crocata.

 

Parasol mushrooms, a good edible species.

 

 

Pholiota fungus on Beech log.

 

 

White Helvella.

 

 

Yellow-stainer mushroom. A poisonous species, but not everyone is effected.

 

 

 

All pictures are Copyright of Richard Revels FRPS