Winter season?

This should be the quiet part of the year, when plants and fungi are dormant: but not this year!

The weather has been so wet and mild that plants and mushrooms are coming up out of season.  As an example, Clifford found Wood Blewits and St. Georges Mushroom fruiting together in Kew Gardens on New Year’s Eve.  It may not be so surprising to find Wood Blewits at the end of December but St. Georges Mushroom shouldn’t be seen until spring.

So keep your eyes open – nearly anything could occur as a result of this bizarre weather.