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Daisy all alone

Daisy all alone

Lone daisy on a front lawn, rather the worse for weather.

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Bells in a mossy bed

Bells in a mossy bed

Mossy bells, another species of tiny mushroom growing in moss, on the top of the same garden wall as the oysterling posted previously.

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Not beardy yet

Not beardy yet

In a few weeks these seeds will be surrounded by white feathery strands which give the climber its name: old man’s beard.

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Oysterlings in a mossy bed

Oysterlings in a mossy bed

Tiny mushrooms growing in a bed of moss. They are small moss oysterlings.

Oysterlings in a mossy bed
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Strawberry bush fruit

Strawberry bush fruit
Fruit ripening on the same strawberry tree or bush as the flowers featured a couple of days ago. The flowers appear late in the year, at the same time as the fruits formed from last year’s fertilized flowers.
Strawberry bush fruit
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Wrinkled club fungus returns

Wrinkled club fungus returns

Wrinkled club fungus, barely standing proud of the short grass of a mossy front lawn. The fungus comes back every year at around this time to the same patch of lawn.

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Strawberry bush flowers

Strawberry bush flowers

Flowers on a strawberry tree a few days ago. Actually a bush rather than a full-grown tree, so the foliage was conveniently at body height.

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Trooping crumblecaps on a pavement

Trooping crumblecap

Tiny mushrooms which appear as a crowd, and have gone within a day or two once they have shed their spores. They may be less than an inch high, but these trooping crumblecaps force their way up through the tarmac of a pavement.

They produce at least one crop a year, usually more if the conditions are right. Each time, they raise a bigger gap in the tarmac.

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Common darter at rest

Common darter at rest

A bright red dragonfly, or perhaps two, on the wooden footbridge over the Compton Park pond back in late August.

It’s a common darter, a male. Perhaps having a rest, but more likely hoping that a female will come along and notice it.

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Saddle up

Saddle up

Possibly the most uncomfortable looking saddles ever – these white saddle fungi come up in the same spot every year.

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Retreating magpie

Retreating magpie

Scruffy magpie which would have preferred more anonymity, and strolled in a dignified retreat from my intrusive lens.

Retreating magpie
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Ripening rosehips

Ripening rosehips

Way back towards the end of August, these rosehips were already ripening fast.

Ripening rosehips