|Petty Spurge||Creeping Comfrey|
|Annual Meadow Grass||Lesser Celandine|
|Wall Lettuce||Dove's-foot Cranesbill|
|Pink Campion||Field Madder|
There was nothing remarkable but they represented a crossover of late flowering autumn plants and early flowering spring plants. Most would be described as weeds.
We also found a couple of fungi - Yellow Field cap and probably Spring Brittlestem, Psathyrella spadiceogrisea. The doubt is over the number of Psathyrella species in the UK and the microscopic work needed to be confident of a species ID which I did not do.
|Yellow Field Cap (Bolbitius tutubans)|
|Probably Spring Brittlestem (Psathyrella spadiceogrisea)|
|Spores 12 x 7 microns|
|Spores 8 x 5 microns|
Recent heavy rain meant that there were lots of muddy paths. We found some nice fox and badger prints on a run by the roadside. I think the sett is around 200 yards from where we found the print.
A gentle start to the new year.