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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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03 July, 2012

Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)

This must be a familair sight to anyone walking in the woods in autumn. This has to be one of our most common fungi as it thrives on tree stumps, grows in dense tufts or clumps and is visible all year round. The cap can vary in size from a little as 2cm up to nearly 6cm and they start out convex in shape, then flatten out and eventully have a sort of Dutchman's cap appearance so plenty of variety to confuse the unwary like me!
Certainly not edible and best left alone.
Find out more about the Sulphur Tuft in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Sulphur%20Tuft?vdt...