Late summer shapes

It is incredible how a particular season in the wood varies from year to year. This year the woodland floor is like a flowerbed in places, with bunches of mushrooms springing up in place of blooms. Although the fungal variety of other years has not yet been realised, the shapes we are seeing are quite unique. This week, I hope I can show you some of the things that we stop to admire as we walk round the wood, making the most of the last days of summer.