On a lovely autumn day I walked around Coneyburrow Wood and some nearby areas.
There are still some interesting fungi about. I found the always late wood blewits (Lepista nuda) in several places.
If well-cooked this is an edible species and I have had it from time to time but, I have to say, I am not too keen on it as food - I just enjoy its pale mauve embellishment of the November Woods.
There was also a rather fine turkey tail fungus (Trametes versicolor) growing on a stump, in this case without a very strongly marked pattern of differently coloured rings on the cap.
On another stump I found a neat little puffball which I think is just a baby Lycoperdon perlatum a common woodland species. All the pictures I have looked at show it as having a broad, short stalk below, but this may develop on the example I found, or be hidden in the moss.
Another striking feature today was the lovely golden colour of the larch trees (Larix spp.) as they shed their needles for the winter.
They are not a native British species and, generally speaking, I find them rather ugly with lots of dead, spiky branchlets. They do, however, have this autumn moment and another in spring when the fresh green needles emerge.