Thursday, November 1, 2012

Washed-out Fly Agarics

Illustrating how rain washes off the loosely-attached white spots.

These Fly Agarics Amanita muscaria, were very small ones, slightly less than tennis ball size, in St John's Churchyard, Godley Lane, Rishworth.

Does anyone know of a good show of them anywhere?

They are invariably near birch trees, with which they have a mycorrhizal association.

Less disappointing was a small flowering patch of Autumn Crocus Crocus nudiflorus, not known from the records. (See calderdale-wildlife.blogspot)

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