It started out as a wonderful cloudless morning. It’s raining again now but it matters little. I am back home. We were out at around seven this morning for a stroll round Dalby Forest. I thought I had gone deaf as there wasn’t a tweet to be heard. After a mile or so I settled down and waited. I waited an hour and although I heard a couple of Magpies arguing and got a blurry picture of a Blue Tit it was not what I was hoping for. Like Kielder Forest it was a bit of a let down.
This…..Phallus impudicus……Impudicus is Latin for Shameless and Phallus is Latin for Willy. It is I hope The common Stinkhorn. It didn’t stink, they sometimes do but only really badly when the head is covered in black slime. Flies eat it and leave them looking a bit like Morels. I do have a slight doubt as the round egg from which these grow was very smooth.
That’s all for today…………..another wander and another look at things. I‘m not sure what things………..I’ll call them interesting things.