Nightjar and Fungi Walk - Mutters Moor

King Alfred’s Cakes, Artist Bracket, Blusher, Witches Bonnet, Platterful, Brittle Cinder, Charcoal Burner, Earthballs, were just some of the 20 species of fungi scrutinised and photographed on the evening expedition to Mutters Moor, Sidmouth.
Fungi by Mike Hawkridge ARPS AFIAP
Fungi by Mike Hawkridge ARPS AFIAP
The small but intrepid group of club members attending wandered slowly between woodland and the open heath taking in the purple heather, yellow gorse, watching flitting moths, and listening to the echoing sound of tawny owls .

A short rest looking out over the landscape towards Ladram Bay and across to Dartmoor was followed by a walk around the edge of the moor back to the cars.

Whilst there was no chirring of nightjars to disturb the evening quiet, this sound was replaced by the low murmur of group members eagerly catching up on each other’s news, advice and experiences.

The walk ended at 21.15 hours and as the evening was so absorbing refreshments taken for the walk were consumed back at home.

Bob Reynolds ARPS - 18th August 2021