In the autumn, the woodlands start to change and many of us like to take a walk through the woods at this time of the year looking up at the beautiful colours of the autumn leaves. But on the ground things are also changing and appearing, and the many species of fungi are now appearing in the autumn woodlands.
Now is a great time to go into the woods and see what you can see growing amongst the trees – wrap up warm in clothing like this womens merino wool sweater https://www.shamrockgift.com/aran-sweaters/womens-aran-sweaters/womens-merino-wool-irish-sweater and see if you can spot any of these types of fungi growing in the woods…
Amethyst Deceiver – This stunning purple mushroom is a smaller mushroom but distinctive due to its beautiful purple hue. Most likely to be found near the bottoms of trees in both conifer woods and deciduous woodland, it is most likely to be seen near to beech trees.
Fly Agaric – The classic mushroom that we associate with fairytales is a real treat to spot. Birch and pine are particularly associated with the fly agaric, and it can be seen throughout the autumn until the first frosts arrive.
Chicken of the Woods – This oddly named mushroom is known for being a tasty treat and serves as an alternative to chicken in many recipes! It is a yellowy orange and can be found growing on trees in tiers. Although most commonly found on oak trees, it can also be spotted on beech and chestnut too.