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Woodland treasures

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

The woodland walk yielded many treasures today. Beautiful trees hidden away in a corner were looked at and another job was added to the winter list - clear some trees away to give more space and light to those left.  Under the leaf of a Sycamore tree a yellow with black spots, ladybird larva was seen.  We are trying to identify it.  Pathways through the long grass led to areas of flattened grass where the deer had been resting.

This small orange-coloured fungus looks like deer's antlers - maybe we can identify this too!

Small orangey fungi like deer's antlers

Another fungi or slimemould, showing itself, is this furry one.  As it matures it turns brown.

White furry fungus or slimemould

Dog Violets are spring flowers but this one has decided to put in an appearance now.  You can see the honey guides on the petals.

Dog Violet

And finally a reminder that autumn is just round the corner.  This Sycamore tree was showing its beautiful autumn colours. 

Sycamore in autumn colours

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