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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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04 July, 2012

Common Bonnet (Mycena galericulata)

The Common Bonnet is very common; indeed, probably one of our most common species. You will find it any just about any broad-leaved woodland on dead wood and, especially stump where it can be extremely prevelant in big tufts with many stems. It can be found all year round but is particularly noticable in the autumn.
It is edible but as the individual specimens are quite small they are really not worth the effort to collect.
Find out more about the Common Bonnet in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Common%20Bonnet?vd...