I guess inspiration can come from anywhere or anyone but I find most of mine comes from nature. It tends to be all year round and usually doesn't matter where you go but there are times of the year when you get things for a short while and you have to make the most of them. In particular, Mushrooms and Toadstools, which are generally around for a couple of months during the Autumn. While there are some that can be found throughout the year this is definately the best time to see them.

They've always fascinated me, partly because they are so unusual with their colours and shapes and partly because they never seem to be quite 'real'. By that I mean some look like they belong in a Fairytail while others in a Horror movie or from some Fantasy Book. Others can make things look ancient. Some of the colours are so varied it's like they're living Gem Stones. Even the browns and greys have enough variations to make them interesting.

So a while ago I bought a book on Mushrooms and Toadstools and decided to see what I could find, especially as I found a couple of cool ones last year and didn't have a clue what they were. Now I realise they are everywhere and unless you know what you are looking for you could be standing right beside them and not see them.  Of course I'm far from being an expert which is why half my identifications are sketchy to say the least and if anyone can identify a Toadstool for me that would be great. Otherwise I'll start making them up and hope no one notices.

Nature's Tower Blocks

I came across a fantastic Tree stump in a local woodland called the Plantation near Bovey Tracey in Devon. There were two stumps, one being bigger than the other, and both were covered in mushrooms. It just struck me how many of them were tigtly packed into little groups kind of like an Oriental Shanty town. In terms of art, I figured it may one day make a great picture either as it is or with a Fantasy or Sci-fi slant. The caps could be tiled and there could be ladders and stairways connecting them. Maybe piping and other stuff. Possibly the tree trunk could be rock and if the scale 's brought down then it's like the inhabitants have got their own woodland growing up the side of the rock face prompting me to wonder why they don't venture down on the ground. What else is living there and why so close to each other? Also, do the Tree stumps engage in block war like they have in Judge Dredd?
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Toadstool Treestump - with the other stump in the background
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Toadstool Treestump
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Blueleg Brownie (or Funeral Bell)
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Blueleg Brownie (or Funeral Bell)
This log was found in Parke Estate which is a National Trust property in Bovey Tracy, Devon. Just one fallen tree covered with some kind of Bonnet mushroom. Kind of like a Horizontal version of a Tower Block. For some of the pics I had to use a flash as light levels were poor but it does show them up very well. Again, it's looks to me like a load of fantasy buildings all crammed together for some reason. The Honey Fungus and Sulphur Tuft again demonstrate maximum use of space.
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Toadstool Log
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Toadstool Log
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Common or Clustered Bonnet
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Common or Clustered Bonnet
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Common or Clustered Bonnet
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Honey Fungus
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Sulphur Tuft

Colours

Having flicked through the photos in my trusty new book I was amazed to see the variety and intensity of the colours you can get. I'm sure most of us have seen the fantastic Fly Agaric in our time (bright red with white spots) so you have some idea of what I mean but there are examples for every colour of the spectrum, even blue. I haven't been able to find some of the best ones but here are some of the ones I have found this year.
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Amethyst Deceiver - young
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Amethyst Deceiver - older
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Amethyst Deceiver - older
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Candlesnuff Fungus
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Yellow Stagshorn (I think)
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Meadow Coral (or Yellow Stagshorn - not sure)
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???
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Milking Bonnet
The Lumpy Bracket over on the far right is white and pale green but I understand that the green is cause by an algae that lives only in this fungus and nowhere else.
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Silver Leaf Fungus
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Oysterlings
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Rufous Milkcap
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Lumpy Bracket

Textures

Most Toadstools and Mushrooms look pretty smooth but some are very textured, especially when viewed close up. The Puffballs are covered in spikes and nodules and the Wood Hedgehog is just weird underneath.

By the way, the £2 coin on the Parosol mushroom is at least an inch across (but I think more) so it shows you how big these ones were. When they get older the stem can't support the weight of the caps and they collapse.
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Puffball or Earth Star
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Puffball or Earth Star
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Puffball or Earth Star
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Parasol
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Parasol with £2 coin for scale
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Shaggy Parasol
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Wood Hedgehog

Shapes

Sometimes I think mushrooms have very strange shapes and sometimes they form strange shapes. The Turkey Tail on the end of the log looks like a frame for something and the Silver Leaf at the end looks like the edges have been crimped by a machine.
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Turkey Tail
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Turkey Tail
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Turkey Tail
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Some kind of Chanterelle
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No idea
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You think this would be easy to identify???
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Don't know
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Possibly a Silver Leaf Fungus
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Wood Hedgehog

Freaky

I reckon there are some shrooms out there that are staright out of a HP Lovecraft book. They look so strange and 'wrong' they can't help looking sinister. The one which I think is a version of one called Yellow Brain (the name itself is bad enough) looks and feels like jelly. I can't rule out spores from another Galaxy so I'll have to keep an eye out for tenticles growing on me where they shouldn't! (which implies there are areas where tentacles should grow?) One of them seemed to be growing upside down with a blob on it (it was part of a group that were all like it), the Dapperling one makes me think of Spiders (I have a Spider phobia) and the pink one with a hole is just wrong on so many levels. The yucky one reminds me of the giant insect at the end of the Starship Troopers film.
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Yellow Brain
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Yellow Brain
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Yellow Brain
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Upright Coral
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Just yukky
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If it twitches I'm outta here!
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Dapperling, possibly
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Pink Funnel - I made that up and it sounds a little gross
The orange ones look like discs that have landed on the branch and are clinging on. If I saw them move I probably wouldn't be surprised. Well, I would. The Ink Cap doesn't seem too bad except for the fluffy white hairs at the base of the stem which seem to make it a liitle strange. Plus the fact that it was found inside a treestump and while there were loads of other types around this was the only one of its kind. Probably a scout then.
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Orangy flappy things
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Some kind of Ink Cap?

 


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