Ear fungus

Ear fungus

This fungus commonly grows, as here, on elders. This one did indeed look like some kind of mammalian appendage.

Ear fungus

Japonica and azalea

Japonica flower

The japonica and azalea bushes have been planted together by one of the entrances to West Park so their flowers should form a nice contrast. Unfortunately their flowering seasons didn’t quite coincide this year.

Japonica and azalea flowers

Azalea flowers

Azalea flowers

Cultivated, but too spectacular to ignore. The bush carrying these flowers is right by one of the gates of West Park