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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Gunpowder Mill

Some photos of the Millhouse gunpowder factory - it operated from 1839 to 1921. The factory site had been planted up with trees to baffle the effects of accidental explosions, and it is now a beautiful, mossy woodland.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Parasola plicatilis

Monday Mushroom #62

Fairly common in parks and lawns, the little, but impressively gregarious Pleated Inkcap - Parasola plicatilis.

Pleated Inkcap - Parasola plicatilis

Pleated Inkcap - Parasola plicatilis

Saturday, 21 February 2015

February Frogs

Here's a few photos of the male frogs - Rana temporaria - hanging around by the breeding puddles on the forestry track behind my house. For most of the year they are pretty shy and difficult to photograph, but with spawning season in full swing, they have more important things to worry about than hiding from photographers!