Mushrooms, snakes and cattails

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Just another day in the woods. No camping out for once.

This Sunday we had a great, sunny autumn day in the local wood foraging for mushrooms and, as you can see, some cattails. Although we only collected a few seed heads to use later for fire lighting. We didn’t harvest any of them for eating.

We also came across two non-poisonous Grass Snakes. The first one escaped into a hole in the ground really fast. The second one however kept it’s ground and allowed me to take a few pics of it. No, we didn’t attempt to hunt and eat it :) It’s also a protected species here btw.

Common puffball / Warted puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).
Common puffball / Warted puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).
Red Cracking Bolete (Boletus Chrysenteron).
Red Cracking Bolete (Boletus Chrysenteron).
Laccaria amethystina
Laccaria amethystina
Laccaria amethystina
Laccaria amethystina
Common puffball / Warted puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).
Common puffball / Warted puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).
Common puffball / Warted puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).
Common puffball / Warted puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum).
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False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca).
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False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca).
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Bay bolete (Boletus badius).
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Non-venomous Grass Snake / Ringed Snake / Water Snake (Natrix natrix).
Non-venomous Grass Snake / Ringed Snake / Water Snake (Natrix natrix).
Non-venomous Grass Snake / Ringed Snake / Water Snake (Natrix natrix).
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Non-venomous Grass Snake / Ringed Snake / Water Snake (Natrix natrix).

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False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca).
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False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca).
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A small forest pond with dead wood and cattails.
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Cattail (Typha). You can use most parts of this plant. The roots can be cooked like potatoes, the young shoots can be eaten raw or cooked. And the seed heads are great for tinder.
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Cattail (Typha). You can use most parts of this plant. The roots can be cooked like potatoes, the young shoots can be eaten raw or cooked. And the seed heads are great for tinder.

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