Continuing with the fungi theme, I found this fairy-tale specimen in a forest in Wales.
We’ve been away for a weeks holiday and very nice it was too (that’s is the holiday was nice, the weather could have been kinder). I’d like to tell you I toiled for hours through the forest to find such a handsome specimen, but I’d be lying, I found it in the car-park whilst Joe and I were waiting,
for Mr Uphilldowndale and Tom to return from a mountain bike excursion on the Marin Trail in the Gwydyr Forest. It was growing from the trunk of a birch tree. I used to know someone who made birch sap wine, and from what I can remember (the memory is a little hazy) the brew was as potent as I suspect this toadstool is (I’ll not try to name the species, I’ll hope a fungi expert passes by the blog with the appropriate knowledge.)
Would you like to see how muddy Tom was on his return?
You can visualise the dirty washing that has returned home with us can’t you?