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Red-Capped Radiance: A Surprise Star from Pollock Country Park

Amanita muscaria mushroom in Pollock Country Park, Scotland

Today, my Flower of the Day (FOTD) is a bit unconventional but no less captivating. I stumbled upon this highly photogenic Amanita muscaria mushroom while on a stupendously long walk around Pollock Country Park with Jez.

I’d only ever seen this type of mushroom in paintings and never quite believed they were real. Well, at the very least, I didn’t think we had them in Scotland. πŸ˜‚

I was in awe when I caught sight of its vibrant red cap and speckled white dots. It’s easy to see how it won the title of ‘Mushroom of the Year 2022’.

Amanita muscaria mushroom in Pollock Country Park, Scotland
Who knew mushrooms could be so photogenic?

Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​

8 thoughts on “Red-Capped Radiance: A Surprise Star from Pollock Country Park

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I’ve never seen one of these beauties in person either. I consider you lucky πŸ˜€

  2. Wow, this is a very beautiful specimen of its kind. And beautifully captured, too.
    I’ve never seen the red ones, either. Only a yellow-capped variety, of which tiny versions once showed up in one of my flower pots.

  3. bushboy says:

    That is a fabulous fungi Susan πŸ˜€ I think it was a worthy winner.
    I knew fungi are photogenic 😁

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Wow! πŸ„

  5. Photos by Jez says:

    Beautiful shot πŸ„

    1. Thank you! 😘

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