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Fly Agaric

Observed: 17th October 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in Fungi and LichensSimon Walker’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Fly Agaric, Sandy Lodge, 2013-10-17 004
Fly Agaric, Sandy Lodge, 2013-10-17 006
Description:

Quite a few about now.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Isavar's picture

the Sandy reserve! lucky

the Sandy reserve! lucky devil :-) how do you know the variety? share!

isabel

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This is probably easiest

This is probably easiest fungus in UK to identify 100pct

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

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I don't.

Hi Isabel,

I just stuck Fly Agaric in iSpot and pressed "Get Recommended."

All I knew was that it was Fly Agaric. I'm not much good on fungi. There's just so much to know! They're almost as bad as moths... ;-)

Regards

Simon

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By the way

Why do you say "lucky devil"? Where are you based? I'm in Hitchin, so Sandy's just a few miles drive for me. It's worth a visit at the right time of year, LOADS of fungi! And birds, of course ;-)

Regards

Simon

Isavar's picture

Sandy RSPB lovely

Hi Simon

Lucky because I have only been to the RSPB reserve in Sandy once and I thought it was amazing and beautiful, with lots of wildlife. I am based in London, not far from the Wetland Centre in Barnes and Kew Gardens, so I can't complain...

Yes, learning my fungi too, very slowly... Moths are great but maybe learning five species a year...

Thanks to iSpot :-)

isabel

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Wetland Centre!

Hi Isabel,

I've always wanted to go to the Wetland Centre! But I hate crowds, and travelling in London isn't something I enjoy. But I've heard super things about the place.

Sandy IS pretty good - I've seen some super things there. In the last few days they've had a Great Grey Shrike. I didn't see it (missed it by two days). I've only ever seen one of them, and that was up in Norfolk.

Birds are top of my list, but the rest of nature isn't far behind. Plants, fungi, insects, mammals, spiders, fish, the lot - I'm interested in all of them. Far to much to learn, that's the problem! ;-)

Somewhere a bit closer to London than Sandy is Rye Meads. I often go there, and it's good for all sorts of things. Best known for kingfishers though, especially from Spring and Summer.

Regards

Simon