Shaggy Ink Caps
Mike Raine (September)
This week we were treated to these spectacular fungi growing on the Plas y Brenin lawn. Coprinus comatus also known as Judges wig or LawyerÃ¢Â.Â.s Wig is an edible species which pops up on lawns and roadside verges in late summer and the autumn.
It is quite distinctive and not easily confused with other species. Seen here in their freshly appeared white form this fungi soon blackens and turns into an inky fluid. The young Ink caps are the best for eating, try get them before they open out, and we recommend you should have their identity confirmed by a fungi expert, if you are brave you can bake them with eggs or create a Shaggy Cup Ketchup.