Autumn

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Craterellus tubaeformis (Winter Chanterelle)

These tasty little fungi are easily overlooked, since their frilly brown caps blend in too well with the autumn leaves.

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Lepista nuda (Wood Blewit)

Stunning in colour and fragrance, Lepista nuda are among our most popular late autumn mushrooms

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Sambucus nigra (Elderberry)

The fruit and flowers are the only edible parts of this toxic plant

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Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn)

These bright, tart, super delicious and super healthy  berries  ripen along the coast line in the autumn and remain clinging to the branches into the winter

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Hydnum repandum (Hedgehog Mushroom)

Easily identified by their spiny hymenium, firm fleshed and mild tasting Hydnum repandum can be found growing in dense circles or arches

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Rosa Canina (Rosehip, Wild Rose)

Among my childhood nostalgia, the flavour of Haegemark, rosehip and red wine preserve, holds a firm place

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Malus sylvaticus (Crabapple)

Domestic apples have been cultivated for such a long time that all the wild crabapples in our woods are hybrids

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Prunus spinosa (Sloe, Blackthorn)

Take care of the long spines when picking these mall round plum-like fruit after the first frost

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Corylus avellana (Hazelnut, Cobnut)

Sweeter and more aromatic than the imported commercial hazelnuts, our native hazel has been an important wild food since humans lived in Britain