|Gosshill Road. Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 01, 30 August 2016.|
There are more than 40 photos this time, so I will post in 3 sections. iPhone photos are numbered. The others just slot in.
The quiet road in the first photo, Gosshill Road, is where a car can be parked. Mine is on the right.
|Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 02, 30 August 2016.|
The face of the felled trunk has some interesting fungi. That day, they were covered with released spores that looked like brown dust. In wet weather, with the spores washed off, you can see the odd shine on the top surfaces, and the yellow edge, that tell you it's Ganoderma pfeifferi, Beeswax Bracket. Here is what it looked like when I was there in 2013:
|Ganoderma pfeifferi, Beeswax Bracket. 22 December 2013.|
|Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 03, 30 August 2016.|
|Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 04, 30 August 2016.|
|Ragwort, Senecio jacobaea, on the Hawkwood Estate, 30 August 2016|
|The Kyd Brook. Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 05, 30 August 2016.|
|The Kyd Brook. Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 06, 30 August 2016.|
I have been along this route in wet weather and the path along here was little more than a series of muddy puddles. The weather has been dry recently, so the walk was much more pleasurable.
|Bristly Oxtongue, Helminthotheca echioides. Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 07, 30 August 2016.|
|Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris. Walk round the Hawkwood Estate 08, 30 August 2016.|
The flowers are small, and look like this:
|Flowers of Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris. Hawkwood Estate, 30 August 2016.|
(*) "Plants Consumed by Man" by B. Brouk. Academic Press, London, 1975. ISBN 0-12-136450 X.