I spent a morning in this extensive broadleaf forest in Wiltshire with a friend. We didn’t know what to expect on our expedition, but the answer was, mostly fungi. There are large numbers of fallen logs of immense girth, home to many species of fungi. I recognised candle snuff, penny bun and turkey tails, but there were troops of tiny toadstools and encrusting species to see as well.
We only had time to explore a small corner, but a sunny late autumn day was the perfect time to do so. (I took my infrared camera just in case, but it stayed in the bag as I didn’t come across anywhere I thought would make a good picture.)