As this red admiral eagerly fed on ivy flowers, it folded its wings almost together to display the muted colours of the underside.
These ornamental crab apples are on adjacent trees slightly upstream from Compton Lock’.
View over the lake towards where the sun is just about to appear over the city centre.
Most blackberries have ripened now, but not these.
Several of these ripe elderberries are shrivelled – something which seems to be affecting the berries of diverse types of bushes this year.
This large fly was resting on the leaf and rubbing its legs together, presumably to clean them.
The two acers nearest to the Tea Rooms chalet seem to keep their display when all the others around the park are already losing their leaves.
Since these pictures were taken, even these last two trees are starting to go bald for the winter.
Not as showy as some of the other nightshades – the fruit tends to blend in to the background even as it ripens to black.
These particular berries were on one of the fine yews in West Park.
These mushrooms were growing near Southgate. This mushroom is normally predominantly white, as indeed they were here a few weeks ago.
This tiny spider was rushing round on the ends of the floaters of the dandelion seeds without seeming to make any impression on them.
An ear fungus growing on its preferred host, an elder tree. This one appears every year in Hawthorn Wood, in the Smestow Valley LNR off Horden Road.