Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Week 11 29/01/14 - Rain, Fungi and Snowdrops
Ground in Crow Wood and much of the Park is saturated and currently shows no sign of recovery.
Hardly a native, this Monkey Puzzle tree towers in Crow Wood among traditional British trees.
'Conkers' coming to life hoping to create the next generation of Horse Chestnut trees.
This Wood Sorrell in a few weeks will be beautiful bright green trefoil leaves with a sweet apple flavour.
Looking down onto the Play Scape from boundary wall.
This fungus is thin and crisp in appearance like a scallop
and this one loops almost like a closed sea anenome
and another like orange oyster mushrooms
It's a murky wet day, not conducive to scenes
I have never seen this before. If you think you know the Park, do you know where this is?
Resident Heron is back across the Mill Pond from the Timberyard
These optomistic buds on a Hydrangea hanging over from the gardens will not survive if we get a frost
Snowdrops are in flower outside the Stables
I always love the feeling as I cross a stile out to Park Moor
again, too much water as a drain overflows and spills across the path and under a wall into the wood
Even in poor weather the Moor presents a beautiful sight which ever way you look
more fungi, pale brown with dark edges like nicely cooked bread
Look across banks of Silver Birch at this time of year, notice the distinct purple shade of the new growth
Down into Cluse Hey. (Camera lens difficult to keep clear either steamed up of dripped on)
Not a good path to choose the bottom of Cluse Hey today. Paddling involved.
Rhododendron buds ready to lead this year's growth
and seed pods from last year ready to spread this invasive species further
The conservation team at work burning cut Rhodi'
A handsome grey Fallow Buck watching as I return to the car park