Yellowleg Bonnet

We’re having a field day. Or rather, I should say we’re having a woods day. We’re out having fun looking for as many species of fungi as we can find in Yarner Woods on Dartmoor. And yes, that’s my definition of fun. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, unless what you’re trying is knocking things.

Mycena epipterygia - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

One of our group finds a fungus I recognise from a previous foray. It’s the Yellowleg Bonnet, Mycena epipterygia

Mycena epipterygia - The Hall of Einar
Atlas des champignons comestibles et vénéneux Paris,P. Klincksieck,1891

I hope next time I find it first, before it gets picked, so I can photograph it in its natural environment, like I did last time.

Who would have thought a leisurely fungus foray would be competitive?

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