Autumn funday success

Seasonal Art: Alice Farnworth, 13, and her sister Emma, 15, of Tarporley in Cheshire paint leaves in vibrant colours during the Fungi for Families and Autumn Art Day at Over Haddon.
Seasonal Art: Alice Farnworth, 13, and her sister Emma, 15, of Tarporley in Cheshire paint leaves in vibrant colours during the Fungi for Families and Autumn Art Day at Over Haddon.

About 100 people turned up to Lathkill Dale nature reserve to snuffle among the autumn leaves.

Organised by Natural England, the Fungi for Families & Autumn Art day encouraged adults and children to identify fungi and try their hand at autumn-themed art.

Volunteers and staff from the organisation were on hand to help families find and identify toadstools, mushrooms and bracket fungi, and to create art inspired by changing woodland colours.

Mr Maddox said it had been about the last chance to see this season’s fungi and woodland colours.

“Once the frosts come they really just disintegrate,” he said.