The church grounds are locally renowned for their population of waxcap fungi and today was a repeat of the 2018 outing which, although yielding a goodly variety of fungi, produced very few waxcaps. That year was the worst in recent memory for waxcaps & we met with a similar failure at another venue in Mirfield. The consensus amongst the mycological community was that the spring & summer had been unusually dry.
The mini-bus was reluctant to start following several overnight frosts and after an anxious wait for it to be recharged, seven of us set off on a sunny but chilly day. On arrival we met up with Sue and Marilyn who had used their own transport.