Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Fungi Foray

All words and photography © Nina Nixon

Late October / November is a magnificent time for mushrooms, with it's damp earthy goodness. Their abundance can be found in some rather unusual places.  

I think the strangest place I've come across a mushroom growing (this year) is on the side of a dry stone wall....and it was enormous.  But my favourite was spying a vast collection nestled in a hedgerow, by the side of the road.

Now foraging for mushrooms (for me) is a rather broad use of the word as I can find and spot them without any problem at all, but picking them is a whole 'other' thing.  If I'm honest the thought of picking a wild mushroom freaks me out a little.

But as a photographer they are one of 'the most' fascinating things to discover and capture.

Each year I learn a little bit more about the assortment of fungi I come across in these mellow months of Autumn and next year (though I'm sure I say that every year) I am determined to be a little bit braver....or find myself an aficionado that will take me on a little expedition.