Collared earth stars, Compton Hill

Collared earth stars, Compton Hill

Collared earth stars by the side of the main road near the top of Compton hill. They are sometimes called saucered earth stars, or triple earth stars, and more formally Geastrum triplex, and are by far the most common members of the earth star genus round here. There’s a chance of spotting them any time from now till early in spring.