No. 22 Find some funky fungi

Fungi can be spotted almost anywhere

Autumn's prime time to spot woodland fungi. They're everywhere on Crickley Hill. If you take a walk through the woods you'll be surrounded by these strange and fascinating life-forms.

Woodland recyclers

It's not hard to spot fungi. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours with names that match their mysterious appearance.

If you look close enough, you might see scarlet elf cups or fairies' baths. They get their name from their red egg cup shaped body. You can spot them on rotting sticks and branches, especially where it's damp.

Don't forget to look up. The chicken of the woods fungus can sometimes be seen growing on the side of a beech, oak, chestnut or yew. The orangey yellow wavy edged brackets are soft and spongy.