We must have been crazy to go on a foray, as it just rained continuously the entire day, but Oliver wanted to go, so off we went. It was lovely to retreat inside Gibson Mill and sit by the fire with a warm drink and a piece of cake. We decided to walk back along the road as it would be quicker as daylight was starting to fade, and it was lucky we did as we spotted the Tawny Funnel on the way back. We didn’t know what it was at the time, and thanks goes out to Mal Greaves who identified it for us.

Small Stagshorn (Calocera cornea), above and below.

Artist’s Bracket (Ganoderma applanatum). I inscribed Oliver’s initials onto it

Olive Oysterling (Panellus serotinus). Cap above, gills below.

Another Oliver Oysterling (Panellus serotinus). Cap above, gills below.

Tawny Funnel (Lepista flaccida), including all images below.

Oliver certainly enjoyed his monstrous find. The diameter of the one we brought home was 20 cm, much larger than Oliver’s head.