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September woodland finds

September went by in the blink of an eye. We enjoyed a lot of time outdoors, including camping at a festival.

We are by no mean mushrooms experts, so we don't recommend picking any unless you are certain what they are. Many are similar and can be easily confused. I trust my husband and he has not killed me yet!

The woods come to life in the Autumn and here are just a few of our finds....

Porcelain fungus. Native to Europe it has a white shiny, slimey looking texture. Commonly found in clusters on beech trees. Edible! Not that we have tried them.

Red Russala. This one was just a baby - but very cute.

A Mosaic Puffball. Pretty common find in the UK in Autumn. Apparently can be edible if gathered when young.

Bay Bolete. A great find and great to eat. These stain blue when you cut them and if you look at the underside they have a spongy apperanace.

The Blusher. Often mistaken for the Panther Cap, I wouldn't risk this as the Panther Cap is very poisonous.

Orange Peel fungus. Called so as it resembles orange peel that has been thrown on the ground. Again, these are edible but apparently not tasty.

Pine Bolete. Very similar to the Bay Bolete and also edible.

A Cep that we found whilst camping - we fried it over the camp fire.

The Cep from above aka the Penny Bun. Delicious - a great find.

Possibly Parasol Mushrooms? If so, they are edible and have a slightly sweet taste.

Fly Agaric. Pretty but not for eating. The name derives from medieval times where it was commonly used as a fly killer, broken up in milk or sprinkled with sugar.

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