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Monday, September 14th 2015

Today started fairly brightly but got increasingly darker as the day went on. By mid-afternoon the skies were heavy and the rain had set in. This makes finding pretty insects and birds to photograph for the blog rather tricky. Plants however cannot hide from the rain so here are a few of the more eye catching seeds and berries around the reserve at present.

The Rowan (Mountain Ash) berries are currently very red. 

The Spindle tree seeds have formed and are currently an off-white colour.  Later in the year the seed cases will turn bright pink, then split open to reveal the equally-as-bright orange seeds inside. 

The Blackthorn bushes are covered in purple sloes that are ripening rapidly.

Finally, autumn is a good time of year to spot fungi.  Some are very small and delicate and often go unnoticed.  These tiny ones (species unknown- we will have to ask our fungi expert!) were only about the size of a large pea.

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