My last butterfly transect of the year at Ringstead Downs produced just one butterfly - a Clouded Yellow. It flew right in front of my face and then settled in a sheltered spot to sun itself.
On the ground under the trees on the south bank were some Inky Mushrooms Agaricus moelleri.
When clearing scrub at Holme Dunes on Thursday we came across a number of fungi including:
Shaggy Scalycap Pholiota squarrosa on a White Poplar stump;
Hymenochaete tabacina on dead willow;
and Tawny Funnel Lepista flaccida in long grass.
A dead Ash trunk in my front garden is covered with Turkeytail Trametes versicolor.