Three waxcap species

Whitish waxcap

Three  different species of waxcap today – indeed possibly a fourth and even maybe a fifth, with the out of focus white and brown capped companions to the orange-coloured mushroom.

Yellowish waxcap

Orangish waxcap

Whitish waxcap

Orangish waxcap

Yellowish waxcap

West Park herons

Heron on boating lake island

These two birds were on opposite sides of the island in the boating lake recently.

Heron on boating lake island

Heron on boating lake island

This one on the railing still seemed to be in exactly the same position when I went back a couple of hours later in the early afternoon.

Heron on boating lake island

Gatekeeper butterfly

Gatekeeper butterfly

More pictures I’ve dug out from my “consider” pile to break the preponderance of fungi at this time of year. This gatekeeper was feeding on thistle flowers in Sutton Park back in August.

Gatekeeper butterfly

Gatekeeper butterfly

Gatekeeper butterfly

Gatekeeper butterfly

Boletes with a yellow undersurface

Bolete

The pictures are of an unidentified bolete species growing in the short grass of Coppice Lane, Tettenhall.

Bolete with an upturned cap

The two pictures directly above and below are different treatments of the same image. The first is given the settings I use on most images, the second treated as a HDR image.

Bolete with an upturned cap

Bolete with an upturned cap

Bolete

Bolete

Red admiral butterfly feeding on ivy flower

Red admiral butterfly feeding on ivy flower

Fungi are the commonest new growth at this time of year. But here is a change from all the fungi pictures which have dominated recent posts. This red admiral was pictured eating ivy flowers back in October.

Red admiral butterfly feeding on ivy flower

It was having a long and leisurely meal, and kept changing its pose. The final picture shows the less conspicuous underwing.

Red admiral butterfly feeding on ivy flower