This is my day three contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.
Toadstool is simply a nickname for fungi that is often poisonous or at least inedible.
A Fly Agaric fungi cap photographed from above at Bickerton Hill, Cheshire.
The Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro prompt was rather well timed. I have spent part of the winter digitising my slide archives that include hundreds of macro images.
A Ruby-tailed Wasp. Given that the ruby red tail is usually covered by the wings a more appropriate name would be an Emerald-bodied Wasp.
Fly Agaric fungi cap detail.
A portrait of a Common Quaker Moth.
Spines on a Teasel seed head in the autumn.
This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trail.
As my walks around the neighborhood involve a selection of trails I thought I would go with a selection of photos taken when walking them rather than photos of the actual trails.
Some Dandelion clocks taken on a walk after the challenge was posted.
A hodgepodge of tree trunks in the autumn.
A Maple leaf on snow.
Looking up at some autumn colour.
Fresh spring greens and old fungi.
Autumn leaves and a decaying tree trunk in the autumn.
A bunch of red berries spotted on a walk late in the year.
This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Twins.
I started thinking about some of the pairs and doubles I have photographed over the years. After a while I started writing them down as the list was getting quite long and I didn’t want to overlook any when making my selection for the challenge.
Two Maple leaves.
Two Great Crested Grebes.
Two Oxeye Daisies.
Two Sandhill Cranes.
Two Fly Agaric fungi.
Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars.
Two pieces of grass sticking out of the snow.
A second Fly Agaric post, Amanita muscaria is the scientific name for the mushroom.
Although classified as poisonous it hasn’t stopped slugs or snails eating part of the cap of the one on the right. You can just see the edge of eaten section slightly right of centre of the top of the cap.
At the same time, the reason it is called Fly Agaric in English is because in the past the mushroom was powdered into milk to kill flies in parts of Europe. Bug Agaric is an old alternative name for the mushroom for the same reason.