A new species of mushroom has been found on the mountain slopes of Snowdonia.
Scientists stumbled upon the new fungi as they scoured grasslands in North Wales. They named it entoloma eryriensis.
The entoloma family of fungi is best known for its fleshy gills under a waxy cap. The mushrooms grow to more than two inches high and have been found only on the mountainside grassland in the Snowdonia National Park.
Dr Gareth Griffith of Aberystwyth University, said the team was delighted to confirm the previously undiscovered mushroom near Bala, North Wales. " Wales has some of the most scientifically important and diverse habitats for grassland fungi in the world, " he said. " We are calling for action to protect Wales's internationally significant waxcap grasslands."