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Sussex Scrapbook ~ Nature walks throughout the year
Green Man
Saturday 14th October 2006
Shalford - Chilworth (Surrey)

A foggy start to the day greeted us as we left home, and stayed with us all the way to the village of Shalford in neighbouring Surrey. We had seen this area from the window of the train to Guildford and had made a mental note to come here walking. 
The day turned into a festival of fungi, as everywhere we looked there were mushrooms. The number of species was truly amazing. If we had stopped to photograph all of them, we would still be there now. We would stop to take a look at one and find that the whole area was covered. The hot dry summer does not seem to have affected them at all.

The fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

A collared earthstar (Geastrum triplex)

Common Earthballs (Scleroderma citrinum)

How about this for insulation!

A Pestle Puffball (Handkea excipuliformis)

Not sure yet what this is. It looks like a chantrelle. Very pretty though!

Clustered bonnets.

The river here is totally gorgeous and there are lots of places for a picnic.
The river seems well used by people in barges, canoes and rowing boats.