One of the exciting finds at Killerton on our fungus foray with the Devon Fungus Group is a Parasol Mushroom. Our leader has it pointed out to him from fifty metres away and knows what it is without needing to go any further.
I’ve seen them here before:
They make a curious sight:
Today is warm and bright and the sky is blue. I decide to trek across the field to see it:
They’re large and fleshy. It’s soon in someone else’s basket with mentions of deep frying.
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