Fungi and other Autumn attractions in Bush Wood

Our friends in the Wren Group held one of their most popular annual walks today, 23 October. The Fungi Walk, led by Friends committee member Patricia Moxey, was attended by over 40 people. img_1790img_1806img_1807img_1820img_1822img_1825img_1826img_1827img_1834img_1836img_1838img_1839img_1840img_1841img_1842-6img_1848At this time of year, Epping Forest always reminds visitors not to pick fungi or remove them from the forest. They are an important autumn food source for wildlife, and picking the fruiting bodies before they have released their spores may prevent them reproducing.