October 1st – I had to go to have a medical procedure, so I was out in a rainy dawn on a quick spin to get the ride in for the day.
On Clayhanger Common, a first for the year: Earthstar fungus.
This remarkable, almost unreal looking fungi grows quite widely now but was once a rarity, and there are lots on Clayhanger Common from now until Christmas.
They work like puffballs, and the central sphere pops releasing it’s spores to the wind.
They always look like plasticine to me. Beautiful, curious things.