Woodland Wonderland

Woodlands can vary quite considerably, from dark, dank conifer woodlands to lighter deciduous glades and everything in between. Dense woods can be quite disappointing as the lack of light can prevent many native plants to grow but you can find some fungi in autumn if you are lucky. I prefer a mixed woodland with plenty of clearings. So what can you find? In the autumn, you can search for blackberries, bilberries, hazelnuts, conifer needles, fungi such as boletes, honey fungus (not so good for the trees!), chicken of the woods and if you are really lucky, the occasional chanterelle.