Morning sun casting a pattern of light and shade on a reed leaf covered with drops of water from overnight rain, and on a delicate-looking spider’s web.
Two different species of bracket fungi on a tree stump by the Railway Walk – a weeping polypore and a horse’s hoof fungus
Red leaves in front of green leaves. Virginia creeper and ivy covering the wall of the former lock keeper’s cottage at Wightwick Lock.
Red admiral butterflies, a species where the adult stage may still possibly be seen at this time of year. They come out to feed on warm, sunny days, heading for ivy which is at the height of its flowering season.
Bright red ripening crabapples on a tree at the back of Compton Lock. They look very tempting, but appearances are sometimes deceiving.
Buzzrd circling as is rises on a thermal behind the Toposcope, Baggereidge Country Park.
Two of a crop of roll-rim mushrooms growing on a front lawn.
Swan family: adult pair and one well-grown cygnet, heading away along the canal. They weren’t fleeing me, but a narrowboat leaving the Newbridge mooring.
Arion-species slug by the footpath across Compton Rough, red apart from the head which was black.
Weeping polypore, a bracket fungus which exudes a fluid from pores in its surface. This one, seen from above, below and the side, was on a fallen tree trunk in Himley Plantation.
Autumn colours: the dark red of a fallen maple leaf in Wightwick Manor garden.
Two male common darter dragonflies, each in flight partolling their territory on Wightwick Manor pond.