Growing Root Tip of Corn (x50 light microscope) – showing protective root cap and apical meristem.
Beautiful Lichens growing on an Ash tree – Lobaria pulmonaria (top right) & Lobaria virens (lower left) both showing presence of sporing bodies (apothecia).
With mild damp autumn conditions, beautiful Fungi erupt from forest floor. Here we have the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria). Beautiful, toxic & psychoactive; this toadstool has entered various folk-lore from Alice to Victorian Santa.
Scales on a Peacock (Aglais io) Butterfly Wing – Butterflies and Moths belong to the biological Order ‘Lepidoptera’ – translated from ancient Greek, this means ‘scale wing’.
Bluebells – Spring brings a divine blue mist to the woodland floor and a sweet heady scent to match.