29th August


Path in coniferous forestry.


Rain with rare sunny periods.


This Lactarius piperatus was growing in a deeply shaded part of the forestry. A stray beam of light made the picture possible. The fungus gets its name from the extremely hot taste of the 'milk' from the gills. You can just see some of the milk below the centre of the cap.

Growing under Beech, about 7 cm across.

I can vouch for the accuracy of the name.

Back in the daylight, I spotted this mushroom that I see quite often, but haven't yet managed to identify. Maybe a Psathyrella. Spores dark purple, with mottled gills.

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