Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) is the quintessential English toadstool with its bright red colour and little white spots. The fleshy toadstool is actually the spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus and as it matures the white spots drop off and it flattens out. Fly agaric derives its name from the practice of using it to attract and poison flies, often broken up into milk or sprinkled with sugar. It is also toxic to humans.
Photo 1: Fly Agaric in the woods
Photo 2: Fly Agaric emerging
Photo 3: Fly Agaric mini
Photo 4: Fly Agaric with bite
Photo 5: Fly Agaric needing a fairy
Was a bit rainy and windy yesterday but just had to take some pics of the beautiful bluebells. The scattering of white blooms really stand out in the sea of blue.
The Bluebells are starting to make an appearance. Think the slightly warmer weather this week will help them to bloom with more enthusiasm.
While the Windflowers are still out I am getting as many pics as I can – from as many angles too! Photographing flowers can be so much fun
Despite the cold this cluster of fungi is still holding on to it’s log in the Fairwarp woods
This woodpecker crafted a perfect hole in this tree and had a lovely shield from the rain too!