|Beech, Fagus sylvatica, with fused trunks. Lilly's Wood, 28 April 2012.|
This, at the top, was one of two trees (or groups of trees, perhaps) with odd shapes and, apparently, fused trunks. It wasn't always clear whether these trees had split from a single base or whether different individuals had joined together. This specimen seems to have some of both.
But we started in the park, a well-used recreational area which nevertheless had many plants in the grass and at the edged and hedgerows. The grass was mown and trampled, but even so had lots of Bulbous Buttercups and even one lonely Cowslip. On a fallen treetrunk were some fungi, King Alfred's Cakes (Daldinia concentrica) and some of these:
|Coprinus species. Fungus. Goddington Park, 28 April 2012.|
On the way out of the park I saw this fly, not looking very active, which let me pick it up.
|St. Mark's Fly, Bibio marci. Goddington Park, 28 April 2012.|
The first part of the wood was full of a rather pretty grass, light green, growing in clumps.
|Wood Melick, Melica uniflora. Lilly's Wood, 28 April 2012.|
Also among the bluebells was a lonely Wood Spurge.
|Wood Spurge, Euphorbia amygdaloides, among Bluebells, Hyacynthoides non-scripta. Lilly's Wood, 28 April 2012.|
My last photo for this trip was another Buttercup, much scarcer than the Bulbous Buttercup we had seen earlier, this one with the picturesque name Goldilocks.
|Goldilocks Buttercup, Ranunculus auricomus. Lilly's Wood, 28 April 2012.|