These trees by the edge of the paddling pool on Tettenhall Upper Green were pictured at the end of October.
Either red cracking or perhaps the sepia bolete
The colours of this fallen leaf were further muted by a coating of frost on a recent morning.
Related to the cultivated oyster fungus, which is whiter.
This one was growing on the top of a tree stump by the Bridgnorth Road. The base of the same trunk was covered in a swarm of honey fungus.
Scarlet berries against the dull green of the evergreen leaves. Yews are particularly long-lived, and often found in churchyards.
One of the characteristic fruits of autumn, and potent ingredient of home-fermented wine, the elderberries are a distinctive black fruit at the end of bright red stems.
One of the mushrooms with a reputation as good eating, but which is easily confused with poisonous Clitocybes.
According to the sources this is a common mushroom, but the pictured specimen was a first for me.
This fungus is very variable in form. It is more usually found towards the base of tree trunks, where it is invariably fatal for the tree.
Couldn’t identify this mushroom, which seems to have both a disproportionately high diameter stem and a disproportionately small diameter cap. It was on a private lawn, so hard to get closer for a more detailed examination.
Yes, the name gives a clue that these are not wild.
But the autumn colours of these Japanese acers are more rich and vibrant than anything our native trees can match.
These trees are among those growing in West Park.
Fairly common on dryish ground in woodland, as this one in Baggeridge Park. Something similar looking but growing on wetter ground may be the Yellow swamp russula.
Badgers had been clambering all over this carpet, which a gardener had put over a pile of soil.
The footprints had been clearer the previous evening, before the overnight rain.