Super photo taken at night of a badger that comes to feed up St Anne’s Vale
This is quite a sad story as this is the fruiting body of Meripilus giganteus at the base of the Beech tree behind the Spout in Sandy Lane.. This fungus affects the roots of the tree causing them to rot away without seemingly affecting the tree. However affected trees are usually large and any winds cause them to topple because there are no roots left. It is untreatable..