Saturday 28 August 2010


I found this King Penguin for my collection
whilst foraging in bookshops
in Hay on Wye.

Psalliota campestris.
Field mushrooms.

Never take risks with potentially poisonous fungi.
Always consult an expert,
or a photographic guide.
My book is very charming,
 but not really adequate for reliable identification. 
There is much good advice online,
in France or Eastern Europe you can take them
to a pharmacy to be checked
and if in doubt
don't eat it !

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful book and illustration and your photo is so lovely too. I for one am too scared to try eating any fungi apart from field mushrooms!