Sunday, 5 April 2009

Mare's Tails

Erupting from the site of a bonfire, a clutch of Mare's Tails.

Blackthorn blossom

A beautiful Spring day with Oxfordshire's a mass of blossom.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Reeds on the river Cherwell near Islip

Tattered reeds (Phragmites communis) on a windy winter's day.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Ice on the heads of tesels

A fozen morning near Otmoor in Oxfordshire. Ice crystals decorate the head of a teasel.

A community on a tree trunk

A cold morning in early January in woodland near Otmoor. Clumps of Hypnum cupressiforme moss, rosettes of Platismatia glauca lichen, and patches of golden Trentepohlia algae (tenative identification) decorate the trunks of Oak trees.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Rose Thorns

A vicious thicket of rose thorns snapped on a walk on a freezing day across the Ridgeway near the Uffington White Horse.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

A Christmas Day Walk to Otmoor

Without examination by microscope I can't be certain, but possibly the bracket fungus Rigidoporus ulmarius on a willow stump.