Autumn Fungi

If you have been walking in the countryside recently you will probably have noticed that many fungi are starting to appear now that we have entered autumn and the rain has started.  Identification of fungi can be problematic as, there are perhaps 6 times as many fungal species as there are flowering plants and the mushroom or toadstool we see is just the fruiting body of the fungus and is usually only short lived which doesn’t help.  However, some species are easily identified and a few of these are illustrated below, if you find any of these species or any oth

New fungi species discoverd in Jersey

The fungi Volvariella bombycina was discovered in a lane in St Lawrence.