Stinking Bishops and Shaggy Parasols.

You have to love all these names. Stinking Bishop – Weeping Widow – Fairy Ring – False Chanterelles – Stinking Dappling’s – Poison Pies – Earthy Powder cap – Puff Ball – Yellow Stainer –Shaggy Parasols – Brittle Stems – Little Bonnets – Red Cracking Bolete, I could go on !  Have you guessed yet?

They are all names of some of the species of Fungi that we found today in the cemetery. We only covered a small amount of ground but discovered over 25 different varieties.

Our thanks go to Lucas Large, Curator of  The Natural Science collection at Birmingham Museums Trust and Georgina  Sharp, Community Co-ordinator for Caring for God’s Acre.

 

One comment

  1. Mrs. Griffin says:

    Really enjoyed this morning autumn Fungi walk in Brandwood End Cemetery – learned loads. I will always look where I am treading from now on !
    Thank you Caring for God’s acre and FBEC for organising. Congratulations to all concerned. Julia Griffin
    PS – just for the record Stinking Bishop is a full fat pasteurised cow’s milk washed-rind cheese.

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