It’s that time of year again, autumn and high season for mushrooms. Their variety in colours and size gets me every time. This season started with a walk in a small forest near Apeldoorn.

In the Hof te Dieren there are some beautiful examples of the Amanita muscaria commonly referred to as fly amanita).

And of course there are the mushrooms in our back garden. There used to be some tall conifers and on the bits of wood that are still left in the ground some beautiful colonies of mushrooms have grown.

Also around the compost heap they have sprouted.