How about we do something good about this fatality ?
Xylaria did an excellent thread a while back on fungi recognition, but how about one dedicated to each individual deadly one found in the UK ?
Keep it factual and we can stickie it in the forum ? Clearly labelled in bright red.....poisonous, do not eat!
I'm happy to contribute to that, yes.
A real issue with identification is simply that the few photos in a book in no way compare to actually 'seeing' the fungus growing, in situ, but maybe we can have enough added to the thread, as well as the technical description, to make it much clearer.
I know I don't have any photos of the death cap, but I know I can access a couple of fungal foraying groups records and check where they are known to grow, and when.
I've not been carrying a camera for long. I have a few usable photos of death caps, and lots of lovely photos of Clitocybe rivulosa. I'm missing G. marginata, and wouldn't be able to identify the deadly Cortinariuses to species anyway.
I still think there is no better way to learn this stuff than by actually going out with someone who really knows their stuff though; courses are well worth the money if you can afford them, as it joining one of the mycological recording associations
You don't really know a species of plant or fungus until you've touched it and smelled it.