Octobers harvest of Shaggy Inkcaps (Coprinus comatus) shares the grass with Weeping Widow (Lacrymaria lacrymabunda) mushrooms.
One of my latest and tastiest finds has been the Saffron Milkcap (Lactarius deliciosus) – one the most sought after Milkcaps, especially in Europe which grows exclusively with pines from summer to autumn.
Pavement Mushroom (Agaricus bitorquis) chooses to flourish mainly in roadside situations and even gardens.
Our common tongue has described this as the ‘Penny Bun’ for obvious reasons, many also know it as the Cep (French origin) but then most cooks and chefs will often know it from it’s Italian translation as the ‘Porcini mushroom’.
This very common grassland mushroom is ‘conical’ in shape, usually broadly conical or bell-shaped (often irregularly lobed). The texture, common with all Waxcaps, is slimy and waxy and although quite small, is very noticeable in the grass due to it’s bright and striking colours. In this case, the colour can vary somewhat, but mainly you can see yellow/orange (sometimes with scarlet shades) – even hints of green can be present.