A photo blog recording an English wood

'Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own …' Charles Dickens

On the way out #nature

 

 

Trees, nature, January 2017

 

Leaving the wood on a beautiful Winter’s day – hope it is as good for this week’s planned visit. (more…)

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Wood Spurge #plants

Flowers, Wood Spurge, January 2017

 

Euphorbia amygdaloides. (more…)

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Mystery ‘jelly’ #nature

 

 

Nature, unidentified, January 2017

 

Type of mould, animal excretion, ‘star snot’? Take your pick. (more…)

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Hawthorn #trees

 

 

Trees, Hawthorn, January 2017

 

Crataegus monogyna. (more…)

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‘Chill airs and wintry winds’ #nature

 

 

Trees, nature, January 2017

 

A line from ‘Woods in Winter’ by Longfellow. (more…)

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Apothecia #lichen

 

 

Lichen, Apothecia sp, provisional identification, January 2017

 

Possibly Lecanora argentata. (more…)

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Great lake #nature

 

 

Pond, nature, January 2017

 

Ok, so it’s the pond looking west under a brilliant blue sky. (more…)

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Parachute or Pinwheel? #fungi

 

 

Fungus, unidentified, January 2017

 

Small unidentified fungi on twig, possibly Marasmius rotula. (more…)

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Ash #trees

 

 

Trees, Ash, January 2017

 

Fraxinus excelsior. (more…)

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The field #nature

 

 

Nature, plants, January 2017

 

Looking due south from the wood’s border. (more…)

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Harbinger of Spring #plants

 

 

Plants, Primrose, January 2017

 

Last year, it was so mild that a Primrose was out on new year’s day. This year feels more normal. (more…)

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Winter blues #plants

 

 

Plants, Oak, January 2017

 

Oak, Quercus robur. (more…)

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