Anyhow, Andrew and I decided to make a reconnaissance of all the drainage ditches in the area to see if we could gain any insight into how to ameliorate the situation without, at great expense, digging underground drainage channels in the garden itself.
As we followed a ditch through a forested area, we came across bright purple fungi, that I had never ever seen before. This is all the more surprising as I am a student of fungi. The intensity of the purple colour was astonishing! Andrew took the photos as I did not have my phone with me at the time.
It was one of those sunny autumn days that made one feel it could be Summer. Sadly no such mistake can be made in mid-Winter, so it is pleasant to recall this day!
Does anyone know the species? Is it the, apparently delicious, Amethyst Deceiver?
|bright purple fungi near Balintore Castle|
|cluster of purple fungi|
|other fungi in the same forest|