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.