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Fungi-Fiend Max Mudie visits the Castle Estate

Max is local to the area and has rapidly-growing Instagram fanbase of people who, like him, are fascinated by fungi and slime moulds and know the importance they have on the trees and nature around us.

We are pleased to report that he will be visiting the Estate regularly from now on to document what he finds lurking in the shadows.

Max’s knowledge and photography skills are outstanding and even if you’re inexplicably not a fan of fungi or slime mould, you will, we’re sure, appreciate the amazing way he captures the beauty of these species – some of which are so tiny that most of us would totally overlook them. We should point out that the macros shown here weren’t necessarily taken at the Castle per se, but we thought we’d show you just how talented Max is, especially when you consider that the specimens in shot here are a mere millimetre or two in size.

We look forward to seeing Max around the Estate more often and hearing about his diminutive discoveries!

Do you need more slime mould in your life? Thought so. If you’d like to follow Max and his adventures in the undergrowth on Instagram, then get onboard! His profile handle is @allthingsfungi.

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