The last 20 boxes and 16 pairs of refugia were at another site , so after lunch we headed off , soggily to do them . The 20 boxes produced 4 more Dormice , including a male and female pair in one box . If they do decide to start a family , they will be pushed to get the youngsters up to a good weight , which will enable them to hibernate successfully . The weather was even worse now , so any photos were impossible . Interestingly , no Copper Underwings were found in the boxes today , so I assume their flight period is over now .
Fungi was sporadic to say the least , but one good specimen of Amanita muscaria-Fly Agaric was found , one of just a few this year , normally more prolific . The white spots are bits of the veil
Once all the surveys had been finished , we headed back to the yard , then home to get out of the soaked clothing .