By Bernie Bell ( Name that Fungi – number 1)
A lot of fungi come up in our garden, particularly in the paths in the meadow – maybe the slightly different, more sheltered conditions there, encourages them? The problem is, we don’t know what most of them are called!
So, I suggested to Fiona (G), that the Orkney News runs a seasonal series, ‘Name That Fungus’. Starting with this one, which we do know the scientific name of, but which I call Dead Men’s Fingers – you can see why – and asking folk to name them. Fiona (G) – she say “Yes!”
There might be some duplicates, as some look different, but are the same. Weird stuff…fungi.
The photos are by Mike ( I can’t get down that low, or, if I do, I have a lot of trouble getting up again!) . Here goes……