Pholiota squarrosa. Shaggy scalycap
An autumn day in a Norwegian Wood
Commonly known as the sickener, emetic russula, or vomiting russula gives you some idea of the effects of eating this fungus. I think the red colour is enough to warn one.
The Sunday Challenge (TSC): must begin with an 'F' , and close-up in B&W. I chose to get as close up yo a group of fungi as my lens would allow to show the structure of the underside of the fungus. The photo shows the gills, the stem and the veil which covers the gills of an emerging mushroom. The PiPs show the original photo with slug eaten holes in the smaller fungi, and the some more details of the frill round the edge of the gills.
Autumnal orange for The Sunday Challenge. VIVALDI "The Four Seasons" - Autumn
Laetiporus sulphureus. Chicken-of-the-Woods
One can easily spot the chicken of the woods mushroom by its impressive size and vibrant yellow-orange colors. This large polypore has surprised many a nature lover the first time they found it! Yet did you know they're also edible, and considered a delicacy in some parts of the world? This mushroom has a lemony, meaty taste. Some think it tastes like its chicken namesake; others describe the flavor as being more like crab or lobster. Whatever your opinion, the chicken fungus makes a great substitute for meat in almost any dish. These vibrant colours look attractive but at the same time threatening, and I wouldn't try eating this fungus.