Stately, even when bare of their leaves. Beauty in day & night – sculpted by nature’s grace. Home-givers, to so many different creatures. Life-givers, especially for us humans.
Milking Bonnet fungi (Mycena galopus) growing from the leaf litter of the dull damp woodland floor. A lantern by which the woodland fairies might see their way.
Rush-hour Puffballs – Stump Puffballs (Lycoperdon pyriforme) clustered on the root stump of a fallen tree; all jostling for position like commuters during rush-hour.
Angel Wings – A beautiful group of almost white fungi growing upon fallen conifer timber. Believed to be Pleurocybella porrigens (Angel Wings).
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.
Dragonfly Eye Detail – Surface of the curved compound eye of a Dragonfly – photographed via Light Microscope at x 50 magnification.
Knotty n Spiky – The bright colours & spiky hair of a Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis) moth caterpillar.
Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) swimming in the Afon Dulas nr Aberllefenni
Pink n Spiky – A lovely Spike Flower (Echinacea) to brighten the day.
Meadow Brown – Not forgetting a widespread butterfly friend, the Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) warming in the morning sun.
A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.
A western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) collects nectar from a pale rose flower.
These important pollinators are vital to human food production.