Fungi on the Forest Floor

On the Forest Floor
Amethyst Deceiver

There is an enormous variety of Fungi around this year. I guess it is because we have had such a wet few weeks that the conditions are ideal. These are just a selection of the fungi I have photographed during my walks so far this week. Some I have identified, hopefully correctly, but some I haven’t yet been able to name.

The lovely tiny purple one above is Amethyst Deceiver and it was just growing amongst the pine needles and cones in a local woodland.

Yellow Stagshorn
Yellow Staghorn

The beautiful bright yellow one above, another diminutive fungi, is Yellow Staghorn. I think you can see why it has that name. This one was just growing out of a rotting tree trunk.

Fly Agaric
Fly Agaric
Fly Agaric
Fly Agaric beside the footpath

One of the most popular fungi must surely be the lovely red Fly Agaric. Who can fail to love these.


The two above I haven’t yet identified. The lower one could be a Common Earthball but I am not sure about this. It was growing on another rotting tree trunk.

Sulphur Tuft
Sulphur Tuft

I believe the fungi above are Sulphur Tuft. The orange colour fading to cream was beautiful.


The rather unusual specimen above is a Puffball I believe.


These could be Larch Bolete but again, I am not totally sure. As you can tell, I am not an expert on fungi 🙂 !

Horse Mushroom
Horse Mushrooms

The fungi above really shone out brightly in the late evening light as I made my way home. I believe these are Horse Mushrooms.

Cauliflower Fungus

The one above looks like a Cauliflower Fungus. Again, it was just growing on the floor in a local woodland.

If anyone out there is an expert on fungi and disagrees with my identification, then please do put me straight. To be honest, the names don’t particularly matter to me, I just love seeing all the different varieties that spring up at this time of the year. It just amazes me how many different species there are, not just fungi, but in nature generally. Every walk is different, and in every walk, I find something that sparks that sense of wonder in me. God’s creation is just awesome! I hope you enjoy this little selection as well.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy exploring with me.

Until next time,
Your friend
The Dorset Rambler

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