A Mixture of Species

Sunday, September 15th 2019

It was dull and blustery for most of the day, making photography interesting.  Greater Spearwort is still in flower in some of the ponds. 

Hidden away amongst the undergrowth a Rayed Knapweed was found.

Most invertebrates were sensibly hidden away.   One brave, but well camouflaged shield bug, was spotted on top of a fern frond.

Although it has been warm for the beginning of autumn, it has not been wet so there are not too many fungi appearing.  This Shaggy Inkcap was on its own growing in the grass along the path edge.

Dryad's Saddle was growing on an old Ash trunk.


(1) Comments:

Colin D responded on 16th Sep 2019 with...

Shieldbug is a second generation 5th Instar Hawthorn Shieldbug ( wing books descended )
http://www.ukwildlife.net/heteroptera/pentatomoidea/hawthornshield.html


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