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Colin Varndell’s Wildlife Year – porcelain fungus

Typically, September is the month for abundant fungi due to the relative warmth of the season together with early autumn rains. One of the most attractive woodland fungi is the porcelain or beech tuft. The toadstools of this fungus can be seen this month growing on dead branches of living beech trees. This fungus is common in Thorncombe Wood where this photograph was taken.

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