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In the wood though, there are signs of autumn. An Ink Cap grows by an old log. This is probably Common Ink Cap, Coprinus atramentarius, from which Antabuse, a drug used for treating alcoholics, is derived. Of more use to me is the fact that it can used to produce ink.
On the dry bank by the top path a grey, white-gilled fungus, probably a Russula, grows amongst the glossy Wavy Hair Grass.
I keep taking a glance at the colony of pale fawn white-gilled mushrooms on the grass at the edge of the lane, they start off tinged chestnut brown but fade to a paler shade.