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.
This fungus was growing on a tree near to Meccano Bridge in the Smestow Valley LNR.
This squirrel seemed to by trying to stuff as much food in its mouth as it possibly could.
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.
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.
The same species of mushroom as the previous post. These were growing in the churchyard at Berkswell. They, too, have lost much of their colour to rain, but seem to have escaped a nibbling.
CORRECTION: identified by Lukas Large as possibly pepper roundhead
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.
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.
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.
These were peeping through moss on a lawn of flats near West Park.
The bright autumn leaves of a cherry tree on the fringes of Dudley Castle hill. There was a magpie perching high in the tree.
Two views of the same specimen of fly agaric, the toadstool which is the favourite of fairy tale illustrators.
This is one of the few I’ve seen this year. The fading of the red on the cap, and the loss of the “warts” from one section, will be effects of rain.
The middle picture is of a younger specimen.
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.
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.