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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fly Agaric

Amanita muscaria

Common name: 
fly agaric or fly mushroom
Conservation status: 
Not considered to be of conservation concern. Widespread, and frequent to common throughout its range.
In woodland, or beside isolated trees. Ectomycorrhizal (forming a relationship with tree roots) especially with species of Betula (birch) and Pinus (pine), and occasionally with other tree species.
I found this lovely specimen in Macclesfield Forest over the weekend whilst on a family walk.