Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Weeping widow

Weeping widow

Blackening waxcap

Fresh looking Glistening inkcap

Took advantage of the early morning sunshine to photograph fungi that is flourishing with the heavy rain. One of the commonest growing in the grasslands around Abbey meadows is Weeping widow (Lacrymaria lacrymabunda). This is an attractive velvety fungi whose stem is stained with fallen black spores. Many other species around including Blackening waxcap ( Hygrocybe conica) and Glistening inkcap (Coprinellus micaceus).


Johnnykinson said...

Looking forward to you photographing and NAMING fungi over the coming months.I might learn something. Great blog, most enjoyable.

Wilma said...

Getting an early start really paid off -- these are super mushroom photos.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments...I'll do my best J