Have you seen a rainbow of fungi?
Red - Fly agaric
The fungi of childhood fairytales. Look for this near birch trees. But beware, it's poisonous.
Orange - Orange peel fungus
This bright orange fungus is found on bare soil or amongst grass.
Yellow - Butter waxcap
A small waxcap that grows on grassland. The cap has a waxy, oily feel.
Green - Parrot waxcap
This green fungus grows on grassland, lawns and heathland. It gradually turns yellowish as it ages.
Blue - Verdigris agaric
Look for this in broadleaved and coniferous woodland, heathland and pastures. The cap is flecked with white scales initially and turns yellowish when these are lost. Poisonous.
Indigo - Indigo pinkgill
This fungus often grows amongst moss in grassland, heathland and open woodland. Poisonous.
Violet - Amethyst deceiver
A common fungus in broadleaved and coniferous woodland.
Learn more about our local fungi with A guide to finding fungi in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire by Peter Creed, Pisces Publications. Peter is a local wildlife expert and took all the photographs above.
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