Parasols

12th September 2008, Friday

Fungi rarely feature on this site, so here are two photos taken today of Parasol Mushrooms which I believe to be the edible Smooth Parasol, Macrolepiota procera, growing on a grassy bank on the north side of Leasam Hill. This is a common species locally, and these mature specimens are about 30 cm tall and 16 cm across. (Left-click on each photo to enlarge)