A very common and beautiful early season bracket fungi. Quite distinctive, with feather-like scales on top and water melon scented pores below…
A very common mushroom that is edible with appropriate preparation, but can easily be confused with toxic species
An easily identified bracket fungi that makes good eating when young and tender
A horse mushroom in its prime is a thing of great beauty and superb flavour. It also has the curious dual distinction of being commonly misidentified and widely underrated.
In bleak midwinter, when mycophogists start to look hungry and haunted by the paucity of pickings, velvet shank (flamunilla velutipes) can put a glint back in their eye. It grows between November and March, when, in Scotland, there are very few other mushrooms about.