First there was this little chap poking up in the hedgerow…
Less than a week and such a transformation.
I walk the dog in and around woodland most days, and decided last year after noticing such a lot of different fungi popping up practically every day, that this year, I’d get myself a field guide.
I’m not planning to pick any – I’ve watched far too many Midsomer Murders etc, for that, and although I’m sure the Other Half loves me, I suspect asking him to trust my mushroom identification skills would be a step too far. (When we visited the poison garden at Alnwick a couple of years ago, he was very disturbed to discover just how many species I already grow in our garden, and how much I knew about their poisonous properties…) – poor boy.
No, I don’t want to eat them, but I would really love to be able to put a name to a cap, as it were, and know more about them generally.
So please, tell me which guide do you have? What would you recommend a beginner to use?