So October is at an end. And what a beautiful one it has been. Here are my wildlife photos from the last week of a rather glorious month.
22 October. On a wall Ivy – Leaved Toadflax which is a common trailing wallflower. It is also known as ‘Mother of Thousands’ and usually flowers from May to September.
23 October. I make some Foxy Leaf Art from a Sycamore Leaf. 🙂
24 October. On a walk with Hugo I notice this Fungi with it’s orange colouring. Looks like it’s been nibbled on. In an old almost dead tree I spot a Carrion Crow which makes a spooky silhouette.
25 October. Colourful purple berries and crimson leaves in the park.
26 October. I notice the changing colours of this Virginia Creeper on my way to work.
27 0ctober. Another flower that lingers in the hedgerows is Bindweed with its papery white trumpet-like blooms.
28 October. An afternoon at Lowther Castle in Cumbria saw myself and my little helper spotting lots of wildlife. 🙂 More Fungi , if anyone can id them? Imogen found lots of autumn leaves, berries and nuts, including Sweet Chestnuts . Once cooked , these are the chestnuts that can be roasted on an open fire. I love their fuzzy shells. The bird ( another silhouette I’m afraid) is actually a Buzzard with something in its beak. Apparently it is our most common Bird of Prey here in the UK. I still felt privileged to see it.
29 October. Poisonous red climbing berries from the Bryony plant.
30 October. A male Blackbird singing in a bush. Blackbirds appear in the nursery rhyme ‘Sing A Song Of Sixpence’.
31 October. Find a late bloomer in my back yard. Think it might be a Dahlia. 🙂
So there goes October. Hopefully the mild weather will continue on into November, and so will the beautiful colours. 🙂