Thursday, 12 August 2010

Beckett Park fungi (1)

This week on my way to and from work Ive noticed an abundance of fungi on Beckett Park, growing on open grassland and under the canopies of Beech trees.

The area is predominantly grassland with a handful of Beech trees, South facing, on a steady incline and with a small underground spring nearby it can quickly become damp in patches. I'd guess the warmth and rain has provided ideal conditions for the fruitbodies to appear. Ive counted over 7 species so far so here are the first couple growing underneath a Common Beech. Would I be correct in assuming that they're all Blusher fungi , Amanita rubescens?

This one is a more mature specimen.


  1. Dont know anything much about fungi, nice to look at though :-)


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