November and December are great months for walking in the woods. Not only for the various colours on display, but for the amazing beauty, fragility, strangeness, and variety of something that we very often completely miss – fungi (mushrooms and toadstools).
And like a lot of things in nature, the more you look, the more you find. Yesterday I went a walk in the woods looking for and photographing fungi, and was amazed at what I found.
So this blog post is an encouragement for you to do the same. And those of you who have children – maybe you could turn it into a Fungi Treasure Hunt? You could devise a little competition to see who could find the most unusual mushroom, the most colourful toadstool, or take the best photo of one. And if they send me their photos, I could put them on the Discovering Belgium Facebook page!
(By the way, please tell your children not to touch, pick and certainly not eat them!).
Below are my own efforts. I know the names of a few of them, but if there are any fungi specialists out there, feel free to identify them for me. Thanks.
Jude’s Garden theme in November is Woodland.