Having a couple of hours to spare i decided to go for a walk into my local park. Tandle hill country park.
It's a nice place to stroll through, with many deciduous trees, mostly Beech and the ground is a mixture of sand and peat. There are fixed walks along tarmac paths which end up at the needle monument to the war dead of Royton. Good views can be had across to the Roaches, Winter Hill, Blackstone edge, Jodrell bank, Derbyshire and more.
Or, you can do as i do and that is just to wander through the trees and grasses on no paths at all.
At weekends and Bank Holidays there is a small cafe open and it's very good.
Here are some photo's i took.
I think this is Field Penny Cress.
On my up to the park i came across this big lad who wasn't too happy to be photographed.
And then further up the lane i came across the Phantom Raspberry pickers.
A fallen Beech
Did he just move?
Speckled Wood butterfly
A furry monster
The Fly Agaric
The war Memorial to the Men of Royton.
Some of the fungi photo's have no descriptions. That is not a mistake, it's because i don't know what they are called. Any help appreciated as always.