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By ceridwen

Too too lovely

The  ballerina waxcap is named for its resemblance to the candy-coloured dancers' skirts such as  depicted by Degas (for example), only in a size suitable for a Borrower.

Waxcaps are small, brightly coloured fungi that appear in late autumn, always in unimproved (which is to say undisturbed,  uncultivated, unfertilised) grassland. The ballerina is one of the rarer members of the genus Hygrocybe, and the only pink one, so spotting it beside the coast path merited a little  plié of excitement on my part. 

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