Fungi.

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    Some Fungi seen yesterday at Holton Heath near Wareham.

    Stinkhorn.
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    Fly Agaric.
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    Possibly Waxcap.waxcap.JPG

    Not sure of these two.
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        @strongylodon ,..great images,..they really are attractive looking Fungi.

        Philip
         
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          A couple more fungi seen today, very small and could easily be overlooked.
          Stags Horn or Candle Snuff fungus.
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          Dead Mans Fingers.
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            Strongldon I enjoy so much your photos. I am very familiar with your local neighboughood the New Forest. As autumn draws close, what a wonderful place, habitat for fungi. Honestly us humans! how we have at times some very strange attitudes.

            So many folk, establishe gardeners included, cringe at seeing even the tiniest of fungi appearing ing their garden or at the best in their plant pot.

            Val & I were caravanning and staying at Bull Hill one year. We got chatting to another elder couple. Strange how things work out. He wa a professor and was writing an upto date encyclopedia of fungi. He somewhat childeshly showed me some samples he'd collected. I did wonder. Fungi has a short life once it is cut/severed. Sadly many folk don't understand fungi and it's purpose. Apart from those giants growing out of the tree trunks. The more down to earth ones are so interesting. Fungi is a most remarkable genus/species. Take a look. Suddenly during your walk in the countryside you come upon this strange growth. Nature has provided us with a colour guide. Some are poisenouse so beware.
            Fungi is a natural reaction to plant death. It is one of natures ways of disposing, get rid of waste. At the same time. Unseen by the naked eye, the roots of fungi, the mycella do a great job. The ghostlike roots, fibres traverse the undre soil. Somewhat like the human circulatory system. These ghostlike roots, tendrill whatever, open up the soil below, They much like our human blood circulation transports vital neutriements. So that toads stall may be worth more than it's size suggests.
             
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