Gingko in autumn

Gingko in autumn

The bright yellow autumn leaves of one of the gingkoes at the Chapel Ash end of Compton Road, caught against a blue sky before the winds started to denude the tree.

West Park squirrel eating

Squirrel eating

This squirrel seemed to by trying to stuff as much food in its mouth as it possibly could.

Squirrel eating

I wasn’t able to spot what it was eating. For once, it must have been something it had found itself. There was no-one around who could have fed it.

Squirrel eating

Tawny funnelcap

Tawny funnelcap

A fairly common mushroom. The cap is depressed towards the centre, so it does indeed resemble a funnel. I didn’t get a picture of that this time, but the funnel effect can be seen in a previous post
of a related species.

Verdigris agaric – Wolverhampton

Verdigris agaric

A common but easily overlooked mushroom. The verdigris agaric starts off very definitely coloured like the copper tarnish. But they are more frequently to be seen with the pale tints of these specimens – the colour is easily washed off by rain.

Verdigris agaric

These, and a handful of other species of mushrooms, were growing in an easily missed vegetation patch where the ring road underpass emerges heading for the Molineux Stadium. They may have been associated with the wood chipping mulch there.

Verdigris agaric

Verdigris agaric

Verdigris agaric

Verdigris agaric

Verdigris agaric

Verdigris agaric

Conical waxcaps on a lawn

Conical waxcap

Waxcaps are a group of tiny, often strongly coloured, mushrooms. Several of the species are yellowish. This one is called the conical waxcap, though to my eye it is not noticeably more conical than other species.

Conical waxcap

These were peeping through moss on a lawn of flats near West Park.

Conical waxcap

Dudley Castle and Rowley Hill

Dudley Castle and Rowley Hill

A view from a high vantage point on the Wren’s Nest hill. The remains of Dudley Castle stand out on the next hill, backed by the masts of the mobile telephone companies on Rowley Hill in the greater distance.

Cauliflower fungus

Cauliflower fungus

This weird fungus can, sometimes, look extraordinarily like someone has been cutting off the upper surface of cauliflower florets and scattering them on the ground.

Cauliflower fungus

Cauliflower fungus