Tag Archives: squirrels

Wildlife pics in October. Week 3.

Towards the end of this week the temperatures have fallen. Its certainly a lot colder than it has been. But last weekend it was still quite mild.  Mostly my week has been all about the fungi. Oh what fun guys!

15th October. Noticed this dark brown topped  Fungi growing up a tree. In fact it is there every year ,so it must consider the tree home. Can anyone identify it? Also very nearly stepped on  a Furry Caterpillar crossing the pavement. Its reddish brown colour leads me to believe it could become a Fox Moth ? And today, inspired by  Christine , I decided to collect some Autumn Leaves, Nuts & Berries on our walk with Hugo. They look quite pretty don’t they?

wp-image-1391071438jpg.jpg

more-october-009

16th October.  An Ink cap Mushroom  amongst falling foliage. I know I photographed  some  last week but hey I quite like this picture. 🙂

wp-image-2007418952jpg.jpg

17th October.  I  think these might be Honey Fungus at the bottom of a tree in the park. If so, they are edible but as I am not to sure about my identification skills, I will not be cooking any, any time soon !

18th October.  Hugo enjoyed pouncing about in the crunchy leaves today in the Castle grounds. Grey Squirrels live in the park and unlike our native Reds, are in no danger of dying out. The breed was introduced from North America in the 19th century and the squirrels feed on acorns, nuts, bulbs and fungi.

october3-006

19th October.  I was surprised to see some Meadowsweet still in bloom , which must be testament to the mild weather we have been having. Their sweet smelling flowers were once used to flavour mead and this is the plant that first gave us aspirin apparently.

october3-010

20th October.  I had wondered what I could photograph on a walk out with Hugo , when this Rainbow appeared over the fells in the distance. 🙂

21st October. A colder morning today made me check my hanging baskets which were £3 each from Aldi and are full of  Winter Pansies. I hope their name means they survive the first frosts.

What Wildlife have you spotted this week?  

Park Life ~ June.

I’ve hardly picked up my camera in the park this month, so today I thought I would make the most of the sunshine for an hour. Good job too, as the heavens opened shortly after I got home. Although I didn’t see a great variety of wildlife ,I did follow a Speckled brown butterfly on its journey and I managed to photograph a Goldfinch. Charmed, I’m sure. 🙂

The Castle Keep.
The Castle Keep.
Even Squirrels sunbathe.
Even Squirrels sunbathe.
Wild Rose.
Wild Rose.
Speckled Brown. I have not seen many butterflies  this summer yet.
Speckled Brown. I have not seen many butterflies this summer yet.

park life jun 004

These pretty flowers attracted a lot of bees.
These pretty flowers attracted a lot of bees.
Goldfinch.
Goldfinch.
Goldfinch.
Goldfinch.
Clitheroe Castle in the clouds.
Clitheroe Castle in the clouds.

park life jun 003

What is your favourite park wildlife?