Grey spotted amanitas appear at any time from August to November on a front lawn I pass often. Usually several appear together, but this autumn there was just this one mushroom. Almost always, they have been well nibbled before I spot them.
Yellow cracked bolete (also called suede bolete) growing under broadleaf trees. Compare the colour visible in the gaps in the crazy paving of the cap to that of the red cracking bolete.
Another revisit to Bridgnorth’s Castle Grounds after yet another week, heading straight for the wood mulch with magpie inkcaps growing. Once again there has been someone kicking over the mushrooms which were there the previous time. Once again a fresh set of these distinctive fungi have emerged to shed their spores.
Coral spot fungus, which infects deciduous trees. The fruiting bodies may be spotted at any time of year, but peak in the summer and autumn, sometimes on the dying branches of living plants; sometimes, as here, on a felled trunk. The colour changes with age. These, on a tree in Himley Plantation, were mainly a deep red.