Tuesday 3 September 2019

Fungus and Butterflys

At the caravan in Wales the beginning of August I happened to spot some plate fungus growing on a tree, It was one of the bigger ones I have see so far , just had to get a photo
 Did not look hard to get to but it was

I managed to reach up and get s couple of photos

 and with some further reaching got one looking down

On the way back I spotted butterfly's on a buddleia
 The peacock flew off but the red admiral did not
 Or the painted lady
Taking part in Our World Tuesday

Seems I inadvertently added a couple of photos of a Giant Puffball 

Spottted it when we returned at the end of the month so went and got a couple of photos

The lumps missing seem to have been caused by slugs eating it.
When I walked back with the dog in the evening the puffball was missing and laying in the hedge further, I think some kid kicked it away. Shame really.


  1. Wow...I've never seen fungus this size! Impressive. And gorgeous butterfly images.

  2. From this distance, that looks like Polyporus squamosus; if so, it's edible if young and tender enough. We have them here on the North Pacific, too.

    Great photos!

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  3. Mushrooms/fungi fascinate me. I wish I'd started seriously pursuing the study of them years ago.
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  4. Beautiful photos, interesting fungus and love love love the butterflies

  5. Fascinating photos of fungus. Worth the effort to get those pictures.

  6. The fungus is amazing and I'll have to keep my eyes open now to see if I can spot some around here. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love Fungus photos, I don't know why but I find them interesting.

  8. Beautiful colors on that butterfly and the fungus is spectacularly BIG- lovely shots

  9. Love the fungus photos and the butterflies. We've been seeing some very old dark fungus on a tree in our neighborhood. I should go photograph it.


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