9th May


Coniferous forestry. Dull and misty.



It's always a good day when the first leaves of the Common Spotted Orchid are seen. It means that summer's on the way and that at least some orchids have managed to survive.

Specimen about 8 cm across.



These are the first flowers I've seen this year on the Ribwort Plantain.

I was having a close look at this Sedge flower  - Carex nigra - when I spotted that it was covered in these tiny gold-winged insects. They're about 6mm long.


Lastly, I took this not very good picture of a brown mushroom about 2 cm across. The gills are very close, and a spore print is in preparation.

A Conocybe - perhaps aporos.

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