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It’s almost a year since I published the post Groovy bonnets (on 27 November 2019), about a troop of Grooved bonnet fungi (Mycena polygramma) that was growing on a tree in the green space around a local church.

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Since then, sadly, the tree they were growing on has mostly gone, blown down in one of our winter storms early this year – now, only the stump remains.

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But the fungi were still there, living silently unseen beneath the surface, until now, when they are fruiting again.

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And these gorgeous fungi are supporting other life – spot the millipede amongst the gills in my second photo.

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