That time of year again

A couple of days ago we took our exercise in the arboretum (again) and found the trail we were exploring to be leading us past one after another after another “mushroom” which were popping up and spore shedding everywhere we looked. There will be more in the coming weeks, but this day gained us some 18 species … maybe more. It’s hard for a non-specialist to identify fungi to species level but we have done our best and will update accordingly as more information comes in – if you click on any thumbnail you will open a gallery of images that include names in the captions, but please don’t take these suggested species names as being the last word on the subject.

We were especially taken by the “Bleeding Fairy Helmets” and the “Fairy Fingers”.