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  • Writer's pictureAndy Brown

I'm in the 2023 Cornwall Wildlife Trust Calendar!

Fungi fascinate me, their strange beauty and habit of announcing themselves to the world unheralded, together with their variety and the folklore associated with them all contribute to a fascination that renews itself every year as Autumn, peak season for this vast group of Organisms arrives. 2021 was no exception and I made several excursions in search of new discoveries. The image displayed below was howeverfound in a rather unlikely and at first sight, un-prepossessing place. This was in an area of disturbed ground between a well-used footpath and a car park for a nearby indoor market. Those who understand Fungi however and their way of growth will not be surprised however as this is fertile ground for them. They are adapted to take advantage of conditions which combine a large amount of organic matter with access to moisture and sufficient space in which to grow. In a relatively small area, there were several interesting species and in nearby locations quite a few more. some of those are shown below to give context for the range and variety of Fungi on that day, but this image turned out to be the one that has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Cornwall Wildlife Trust Calendar. That represents a huge accolade in that this calendar is probably the most prestigious in Cornwall, made up as it is from images submitted by members of the CWT Photographic Group. This is a group of highly talented photographers, some of whom are professionals, so I am honoured to be amongst them once again.

I'd be delighted if you would click on the link above which will take you to the CWT shop where you can purchase a Calendar for just £6.99. There are also special offers on bulk orders, so why not treat your family this Christmas. I can guarantee that all the images were taken locally in Cornwall by people I know personally, so it is not a corporate affair. All proceeds go to supporting the work of the Trust in conservation. Alternatively, If you would like something more personal, why not visit my shop where you can purchase this image either as a digital file, print or other form of artwork. Purchasing from me, will enable my photographic journey to continue and again this image will not be available anywhere else, so will be unique to you. If you have specific requests, please contact me and I will be happy to oblige. Links at the bottom of this page.


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