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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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27 March, 2016

Clavulinopsis fusiformis: the golden spindles fungus





The golden spindles fungus (Clavulinopsis fusiformis) is aptly named; golden spindle shapes coming out of the leaf litter on acidic soils hence it can be found in wooded areas of heath, such as that found around the Purbeck area. It comes out in autumn and is very common but becuase of its size it must be frequently over looked.  It is very similar to the yellow club and one or two other species so you need to be careful; ideed, I hope I have got this right!
Who cares if it is edible, there is not enough of it to eat!
Clavulinopsis fusiformis: the golden spindles fungus