Stinkhorn in Crofton Woods - Roundabout Wood
Watchout for fungi - we seem to be having a bumper fungi season this autumn.
This stinkhorn fungus (Phallus impudicus) was photographed yesterday. Its shape was once considered so embarrassing that Victorian gentlemen destroyed them lest a lady might see one.
It gives off a smell of rotting meat - which is why there are flies crawling on this specimen.