Middle of Autumn

Sunday, October 16th 2016

The forecast for yesterday was not good, rain and a lot of it, but a damp start turned into a beautiful day.  Common Darters appeared as the temperature rose, sunbathing on the edges of the boardwalk.

Common Darter

Sunshine highlighted the autumn colours.

Sunshine highlighting the autumn colours

Spindle fruits are still pink but it will not be long before their bright orange seeds appear.

Spindle fruit

Autumn is a time for fungi and the damp and warmth are encouraging them to show their fruiting bodies.  This one was found when coppicing some of the trees.

Fungi

We often find fungi with holes and assume that the slugs have been feeding.  Concentrating on the fungus, it was not until the photo was downloaded that the slug was noticed.

Fungi and slug


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