Quite a lot of fungi has emerged out of the ground in Crabtree Fields this week after all the rain. The visible part of fungi is the mushroom or toadstool and is the fruit of the underlying mycelium, a system of fine threads that stretches out beneath the mushroom in search of water and food. Fungi breakdown dead wood and leaves and recycle nutrients back into the soil, which helps plants to grow and thrive. Please don’t touch the fungi, let it grow. We don’t know what type it is and it may be poisonous.