October 13th – A low, tired recovery day, still wrecked from the last week’s intense work schedule and a cold that just wouldn’t lift.
A late, slow bimble to Chasewater rewarded me with more amethyst deceivers – the little purple toadstools I found on the common last week – mingled with fly agaric in their usual spot on the sandy bank near Wharf Lane Bridge.
I note the feels near Meerash oil Hammerwich are still yellow with some blooming crop. Must go take a closer look.
Plenty of other fungi abounded: After an unpromising start, we really are getting some stunning specimens.
Chasewater was wind-blasted and stark, but host to an absolutely huge gull roost. The noise was astounding and impressive.
Returning on the Back Path I was reminded abruptly of an autumn hazard: Slippery leaves. Watch out folks, they can steel your wheels from under you. Thankfully I stayed upright.