Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Travels in TQ7519

I tend to regard November as a cold, unforgiving month, but in fact November can be a lovely month too.

Here is the view of Barnes Wood from a footpath near Battle.

There are still some wild flowers about this red clover (Trifolium pratense) was still flowering in the fields.

Here is the view towards Whatlington Village.
Years ago I used to walk my dog around these footpaths so I was very grateful to see this;

In the past one had to walk through this; no kidding!

Good old ESCC and the Ramblers for getting the footbridge installed!

Crossing the swamp was always worth it though, beautiful skies, fields and oak trees;

A group of Parasol Mushrooms (Macrolepiota procera)

The snake skin pattern on the stipe (stem) is the key ID feature for this fungus.

Off to Charing Cross
I really like the way you can here the sound in the tracks well before the train comes. Sound travels faster in the metal than the air apparently.

Back to the woodland. It is surprising how much growing still goes on in the Autumn.
A woodland stream
A very nice woodland pond too.

A blackthorn(Prunus spinosa) bush laden with sloes.
More fantastic scenery.

Here is how the Collins Complete Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools recommends how a photograph of the cap and gills of a fungus can be captured in one photo.

Homeward bound as the sun sets.

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