Ivy berries

Ivy berries

The flowering season seemed to pass by so quickly I hardly noticed this year, and already the ivy berries are beginning to ripen.

Fly agarics

Fly agaric

The toadstool, as featured in the Super Mario games, in the dancing mushrooms scene of Fantasia, and innumerable illustrations in children’s books.

Fly agaric

These were growing within yards of the Wolverhampton ring road.

Orange peel fungus

Orange peel fungus

It really does look very like pieces of range peel which have been left as litter. The small pale yellow object on the fungus above is a tiny insect.

Orange peel fungus

This fungus appears in the same spot, very near the Conservatory in West Park, every autumn.

Autumnal oak

Oak

This oak tree was in the same clump of trees as yesterday’s sycamore in Bantock Park. The colours are more muted.

Oak