Saturday, 9 November 2013

Nature and wildlife on Offa's Dyke walk

Remembering how beautiful our walk was. Abundant berries; is it going to be a hard winter or was it just a late Spring?

Art ona farmhouse roof. 

Beautiful design on a stained glass window. 
Interesting fungi! 
This is the Stinkhorn! so called because it releases a foul smell to attract flies. They land on the slime, pick up the spores on their feet and carry them to new locations, thus ensuring reproduction. Clever! 
The Fly Agaric is round when young, flattening as they mature. 
It is poisonous, the name coming from the custom of putting pieces of the toadstool into a saucer of milk to act as a flykiller.
Yellow stagshorn resembles stubby antlers; in dry weather it can be orange. It grows on dead coniferous wood in damp woodlands. 
Best friends. 
The boots that did the walking!


  1. The colours of the berries and the fungi is just amazing! And those boots serve you well Anna and so deserve to be mentioned and shown in your wonderful post!

  2. Those are abundant berries Anna. Nothing like that down here but enough of a crop to appeal to the redwings that swoop every year. No sign of them yet but my fingers are crossed!

  3. What wonderful things you saw on your walk.


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