Autumn Parasols

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:

Autumn at Killerton - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Today is warm and bright and the sky is blue. I decide to trek across the field to see it:

Macrolepiota procera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They’re large and fleshy. It’s soon in someone else’s basket with mentions of deep frying.

Macrolepiota procera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Sounds delicious.

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