Weekly walk, November 17th

Pond from the north

It was raining today, with increasing intensity as I went round, so fewer photos were taken than I might have.   With Autumn storms at last, there are even fewer leaves, but still there are new fungi appearing.

The most noticeable change, however, is how much wetter it is, and the rising water level, seeping in so that it is within a few feet of the path round the pond.  As a child, I lived on the flood plain of the Thames, and in winter could see the shore line of the floods in my village change shape as the water rose or fell.  Here, with all the vegetation round the pond margins, it’s not so obvious, but it is still clearly happening.

More thoughts about fungi appear on my personal blog – Fungi & climate change

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