The leaves are still falling and creating a carpet of gold in woods, fields and streets all over the Cotswolds. It won’t last; decay will claim them, first turning them brown then into a messy sludge acting as a compost for next Spring’s growth. But this late in Autumn something else stirs at ground level ……. fungus …….. growing in leaf mould, dead fallen tree branches or grassy banks and knolls. This is their time, a perfect environment of warmth and humidity.