Now that most insects have bedded down for the winter, I have once again turned my attention to trying to improve my fungi identification skills. I do find this group extremely challenging to identify to species level but this year I have concentrated my efforts on getting to know the Amanita family. They are a group that have features in common with each other and are often attractive and statuesque in appearance.
The notable absentee amongst the following photographs is the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) which I have not managed to find this autumn. The type of woods that I have been searching in have probably not been ideal habitat for this species.
Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
Blusher (Amanita rubescens)
Panther Cap (Amanita pantherina)
False Panther Cap (Amanita excelsa)
False Death Cap (Amanita citrina)