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Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

BLACKENING WAXCAP In au­tumn, rough, unim­proved grass­land – free from chem­i­cals, fre­quently grazed – is fab­u­lous for fungi, par­tic­u­larly wax­caps. These showy mush­rooms en­com­pass a fair colour spec­trum, with species that are scar­let, ochre, or­ange, pink, vi­o­let or green. My per­sonal favourite is the Blackening Waxcap, which starts with blazing tones but be­comes steadily more ‘char­grilled’ in ap­pear­ance, even­tu­ally turn­ing as black as bar­be­cue char­coal.

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