|Sika deer in their winter coat. Kmole Park, November 2015.|
I was confused by these because of their winter colouring, but luckily the experts on the iSpot site knew what was what.
It was a drizzly and overcast day.
|Pond in Knole Park, November 2015.|
I was hoping to find lots of waxcap fungi, as we did last year, but I only spotted two species. But I did see a tree covered with fruting bodies of the Hoof Fungus, sometimes called Tinder Fungus, known to have been used as tinder 5,000 years ago.
|Fomes fomentarius, Hoof Fungus, in Knole Park, November 2015.|
Somewhat less obvious was this small but pretty yellow fungus in the short grass.
|Clavulinopsis corniculata, Meadow Coral. Knole Park, November 2015.|
I also checked out the western wall of the enclosed gardens, where two years ago there was a good display of ferns, polypodies and at least one Black Spleenwort. But a year ago they looked unhealthy, and now they have all dried up and disappeared. Shame!