I wanted to get out and see if I could see some fungi before the season was over, now we’ve had some wet weather and a bit of warmth there would be a possibility of some about. On Sunday 24th October I headed up the NT Ringmoor near Okeford Hill. the car park was busy at the top of the hill but I parked towards Turnworth and I was the only one there in the small car park at the entrance to Ringmoor.

I headed up through the woods and as it’s an open access area I could wander through the trees at will, which is great for trying to find fungi. I hoped I wouldn’t meet any cows up there as the times I have come across them they are a little wild, not like the quiet herd on Hambledon Hill. There were signs they had been there but I didn’t see any!

Besides some pasture there are many trees, Oak, Ash, Holly, Hazel Beech and many more and any trees that have fallen are left to nature ideal for fungi. As always it takes a little time to spot them but after a short time I started to see a few different species, many growing on fallen trees.

I didn’t see anything colourful but there were certainly some interesting ones and from small to very small so I was having to get down low to take them, alright getting down but getting trickier getting up these days! 

I spent a couple of hours wandering and enjoyed taking images of many different sorts.

Dead Man's Fingers
Dead Man’s Fingers, Xylaria polymorpha
Common Puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum
Common Puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum
Common Puffball
Common Puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum
Sulphur Tuft, Hypholoma fasciculare
Sulphur Tuft, Hypholoma fasciculare
The Fairy Inkcap, Coprinellus disseminatus?
Black bulgar, Bulgaria inquinans
Black bulgar, Bulgaria inquinans
Black bulgar, Bulgaria inquinans
Black bulgar, Bulgaria inquinans
Unknown
Honey fungus?
Common Inkcap, Coprinopsis atramentaria
Common Inkcap, Coprinopsis atramentaria
Common Inkcap, Coprinopsis atramentaria
Common Inkcap, Coprinopsis atramentaria
Unknown
Trametes versicolor.
Trametes versicolor.
The Fairy Inkcap, Coprinellus disseminatus?

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