Thursday, 20 March 2014
do you know what mushroom this is?
I was having a glance over my raspberries to see whether they are flowering yet (they aren't) when my nose picked up on a disgusting stench. A foul, musty, almost rotting, earthy smell was rising from the ground, and flies were buzzing everywhere around it.
When I looked closer, to try and find the source of the offending odour, I was quite shocked at what I discovered. A whole little family of amazing looking mushrooms poking their heads through the soil. Sticky, honeycombed, orangey brown tops with fancy, lacy underskirts. So pretty, but goodness what a smell!
I'm not 100% percent sure, but after lots of googling and question asking (a big thanks to all those on instagram who helped me out), I'm wondering if they are Stinkhorns? It would certainly be an appropriate name for them.
Now I'm thinking about it, I've seen these funny little egg shaped fungi all around the place recently. I'm wondering if they are just immature versions of the same thing? If they are it's a bumper year for these little fellas.
Have you seen these before? Are they stinkhorns? If you know what they are, please do share!