A bit of a nature walk today
I managed a walk to the top of the hill late morning today. It turned into something of a nature walk. The buzzards were `mewing’ overhead, though it took me a while to spot one. The Speckled Wood butterflies were fluttering away ahead of me as I passed through the narrow part of the path near Clappers. A path that is enclosed by a tall hedge on one side that is quite overgrown. (They’re featured in The Guardian Nature column today) and there was a veritable chorus of varied song coming out of the hedge, which stopped me in my tracks until I realised it was the flock of starlings that I’d seen lower down the hillside. My final find of the day and not spotted until I was almost home, was this Red-cracking Bolete Fungi (at least I think it is). It’s five years since I last saw them in a similar place. There’s another specimen nearby, so lets hope no-ones dog destroys it.