Drumboe is that rarest of things...an urban ancient woodland. Native trees 200 years old rub shoulders with introduced species of all kinds on the banks of the river Finn a mere 100 metres away from a bustling town centre. It's a little more 'managed' than I'd like, but it's still a wonderful place to visit for fungi at this time of year.
This young Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria - has only just surfaced, and already it has been nibbled:
The remains of a Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus - after the dark brown spore mass has been removed by flies:
An Earthball - Scleroderma citrinum:
Mycena pura, which smells 'raphanoid' - strongly of raw potatoes or radishes:
A single specimen of Chanterelle - Cantharellus cibarius - was confirmed immediately by the appearance of the thick, forked, gills:
Sadly, a single specimen isn't enough to eat, but the perfume now lingers in my study.
At first I thought these might be Jelly Baby - Leotia lubrica - but the stipe is wide and creamy-opaque (see top specimen). So they will go down as Cortinarius sp.
A batch of Honey Fungus - Armillaria mellea - suggests buried dead wood at this spot.