3 October 2010.
On my way to Oud Poelgeest nature reserve, many white saddle fungi and chicory flowers along the roadside.
Near the entrance of Oud Poelgeest: a group of collared earthstars.
An oak tree, which died from honey fungus.
Lumpy bracket fungus on dead wood.
Sound of a ring-necked parakeet. Later, green woodpecker and robin sounds.
Amethyst deceiver fungus; see also here.
Then, a rare fungus: a slate grey saddle.
A bit further, a few metres to the right of the path: Clavulina cinerea.
Near and on fallen trees: artist’s bracket; and black Bulgar.
A group of yellow club fungi close to a fly agaric. A few metres further, a group of vermilion waxcaps.
Common earthballs. Birch polypore. Sulphur tufts.
Meripilus giganteus fungus and sickener fungus near a tree.
And penny bun.
A bit further, a Turkey oak.
Finally, a fairy ring of clouded agarics. This leaf-eating species finds much food now that the autumn leaves are falling.
Britain, October 2011: This season is proving to be a good one for oak trees, meaning there’s plenty of food available for a range of wildlife, including birds, badgers, squirrels, deer, mice and wild boars: here.