Autumn Fungi - some finds in 2020

A casual look to see how a particular area of the City of London Cemetery was getting on after some renovation work a couple of years ago, and a spectacular display of fungi presented itself. The majority of the species present were Coprinus comatus - the Shaggy Ink Cap, or Lawyers Wig. This was on 20th October, on a not-too-bad day - quite warm for the season and not pelting with rain.

I'd already vaguely noticed some various mushrooms, or toadstools, as I'd walked around looking at the autumn colours, with particular reference here to the cemetery's specimen Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba) and its increasing collection of Liquid Amber or American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua). And Japanese Maples - Acer palmatum Atropurpureum in particular.

Now there were all the inkcaps - some were already very much inkcaps, and some still laywyer's wigs, not as colourful as the trees, but a sight nevertheless, and worthy of a photograph or few.

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I was now partially back in fungus mode - after many years of absence, so I retraced some of my route to take a more interested look at some of the specimens I had passed earlier. I went back and saw one of the Boletus that I had spotted, but didn't investigate too closely so am uncertain of the species.


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In the lawn nearby were Clitocybe - I believe - rivulosa.




 The orange waxcap Hygrocybe (possibly vitellina) was also present in some area of the grass, and - much larger - the Parasol Mushroom Macrolepiota procera.

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    I looked around for some more... (which I will add later!)