DURING THE dry sunny spell in October there weren’t many fungi to be seen but they’re
now appearing after the rain.
I’m not sure what the orange crust on the tree (sycamore?, lower left) is. It’s on
the north side, where I’d expect it to be the green alga Pleurococcus, to grow. Perhaps
it’s the lichenLecanora conizaeoides, which has dull orange apothecia (fruiting
Larch needles around puddle.
Honey fungus (?)
A number of benches have poems carved on them:
Rest you here and share my view Eat and drink ‘till lunch time’s through Then lace
up your boots, fasten your pack And on your way up yonder track
Rod Shiers, Peak District Ranger Service
We’ll return to do that before too long; take the path up onto the moor, but today
we return to the car park via the top woodland path.