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Hygrocybe conica - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Blackening Waxcaps

There’s a Blackening Waxcap, Hygrocybe conica, on the moist, shady roadside verges of the industrial estate. It’s a beautiful colour. I’ve seen …

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

Waxcaps on the wane

We’re on a trip to north Devon, near Lynmouth, on an organised fungus foray. I’m particularly excited about the grassland here as …

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

Waxcaps

Waxcap fungi thrive on damp, ‘unimproved’ grassland, or rather grassland which hasn’t be ruined by artificial fertiliser or herbicides. A trip to …

Hygrocybe punicea - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Crimson Waxcaps

Waxcaps live in unimproved grassland. That means they are often only found in graveyards as the rest of the grassland environment has …

Hygrocybe pratensis - Deer Park Farm - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Waxcaps in the meadows

There are Waxcaps in the meadows in Devon: Meadow Waxcaps. I’m looking through some old photographs of fungi and see these Meadow …

Hygrocybe pratensis - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Killerton and the Meadow Waxcaps

Killerton House is a National Trust property near Exeter in Devon. I’ve visited quite a few times and seen some wonderful fungi …

Parrot Waxcap - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Parrots in the grass

I’m walking on Orley Common and there are parrots in the grass. No, not these kinds of parrots: Rome’s Rose-Ringed Parakeets I …

Blackening Waxcap on the A9 - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

As rare as Witches’ Hats

On the endless A9 as I travel north from Devon to Orkney the lay-by numbers help denote the passing of a day …

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On Fitty Hill I’m surprised to find a wonderful collection of Waxcaps. These fungi are classic inhabitants of poor, unimproved grassland and …