Tuesday 1st October 2013
It was threatening to rain today, so we went to Upton Country Park where at least there’s some cover and we’re never too far from the car. The fungi are really coming out now and I was able to photograph some slightly different ones, starting with this Cauliflower Fungus growing on an old tree stump in the car park.
In the Woodland Walk there were tiny parasol-like fungi growing on a heap of old wood chippings.
Whilst the sweet chestnuts are starting to fly off the trees.
Alongside the path I found this fungi growing, which I think is a Lepiota cristata.
And as we walked along the back path I spotted an old ‘friend’ on a favourite perch: yes, it’s the buzzard.
Further on round we made a new friend. This is Sibyl: she is 13 weeks old and this was her very first walk.
She was such a little cutie. When I asked what she was I was told Jack Russell cross. It looks to me as though she’s crossed with a Border Terrier, doesn’t it you? She was certainly very friendly and inquisitive.
So we walked on round back to the carpark. I had spotted these growing in a shrub bed as I drove in, so walked over to photograph them. I think they are Lepiota cristata again.
And finally, as I walked back to the car I saw these – well, they were huge so it would have been hard to miss them. They were growing in the grass by the car park. I haven’t got a clue what they are though.
So, a good walk, all in all, and we didn’t get wet either, which was a bonus.