Damsel flies

Damsel fly

Fast moving insects which hunt over water or at the edge of water.

Damsel fly

The day these pictures were taken, there were several individuals of each of these two species hunting by the pool at Wightwick Manor. But these two were the only ones obliging enough to stay still even long enough for a quick snap.

Damsel flies

Lacy leaf

Lacy leaf

All the leaves at eye level of the trees in Chillington woods recently seemed to have been¬†thoroughly¬†eaten, presumably by¬†caterpillars, although I couldn’t spot any of the guilty parties themselves.

Mushroom

Field mushroom

This is probably a field mushroom, though it is hard to be sure because only the top of the cap was visible.

It was growing through the gap in the pavement left for one of the trees which line Tettenhall Road.