Tuesday, April 12th 2011

The first of the Early Purple Orchids are just showing their colour.

Early Purple Orchid

Soon the banks will be covered in these beautiful flowers. 

Along the beck a dead tree has this wonderful slime mould on it.  Although you can see a hole in the top which is reminicent of a puff ball, the whole of the outside disintegrates to allow the chocolate brown spores to blow away on the breeze.Slime Mould

You can see the spores below.  They look just like cocoa powder!

Slime Mould Spores

The banks of the beck are covered in Primroses, Wood Anemone and Wood Sorrel at the moment.  The spiky leaves of Bluebells are showing as well.

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