Sunday, March 27, 2016

Urban mushroom diary - spring catch up 6

The previous chapters of this diary are: part-1part-2, part-3part-4 and part-5. In november 2015 I was so overwhelmed by fungi that I had to take a break. But deep underground, the thin fungal threads kept growing. Now I'm ready to continue.

All through the autumn of 2015 I watched the photography section of the free Metro newspaper. I caught several mushrooms in print.
A Lego clown riding a mushroom that could be Oudemasiella Mucida. Then two pictures of the ubiquitous Amanita Muscaria or Pantherina. People can't resist photographing this well-known, attractive and nostalgic mushroom (nostalgic because of the canonical Dutch children's song).
Autumn cookies featuring Amanita and the real thing (with the comment: "like a fairy-tale").

Then two difficult mushrooms. The first one is beyond my abilities. The second one could be Macrolepiota Procera.

The newspaper mushroom season seems to run from late September to early November. This is confirmed by Google trends for the Dutch word "paddestoel".