This clump of tiny mushrooms had pushed their way through tarmac which had only been laid down a couple of months ago. Pictured newly emerged and then a day later.
Unmistakable in the way it does resemble an old man’s beard when the seeds are riper, but even stranger looking at this time of year.
This oak is growing on a bank in Valley Park.
Closely related to spiders, these eight-legged creatures have very long legs in relation to their body size.
Friend of all who have been stung by nettles.
The seeds of this umbellifer, drying before they disperse.
A common mushroom which grows grouped on tree stumps.
This year’s crop is now ripening.
These tiny fungi were growing on a tree stump.
A troupe of mushrooms growing on a pile of wood chippings.
This moth had been attracted indoors by a bright light.
A mushroom which used to be eaten in some parts of Europe. More recently it has been realized that it can have worse effects that causing gastric upsets in some of those who eat it: it can occasionally prove fatal.
Presumably the fungus does not have the same effect on whatever small creatures have been nibbling at this specimen.