Autumn in the Forest

The joy of going for a walk in the forest is that you’re never sure what you are going to see (600 pigs and piglets were busy at the end of last month).  October saw another beautiful sunny day for a forest autumn walk and BEWI members set off from the Rising Sun for an easy 2.5 mile walk.  On this walk, the added bonus that was spotted was the iconic, and easily recognised, toadstool seen in books of fairy tales, elves and goblins, the stunning red and white fungi called the ‘fly agaric’.  Although they may look nice, many species of red mushrooms are extremely toxic and should never be eaten.  The forest is a delight of colours and interest this time of year for all to enjoy.