My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) fungi. An alternative common English name is Fly Amanita.
The reason for fly in the common English name is because the fungi is traditionally used for catching flies.
The Fly Agaric is the classic red toadstool popular with illustrators of children’s books. This specimen was photographed on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England in the autumn.