It would seem that Autumn is fast approaching. Our walks around Shipley Park over the past few days have revealed several indicators of this. Firstly, on Shipley Hill the other day an old, fallen Beech Tree trunk has been colonised by some rather impressive fungi.
Ganoderma applanatum). The fruiting bodies which are protruding from the rotting wood are rather woody themselves and the undersides are almost pure, milky white and very attractive. Some are huge and one, sprouting from the under-side of the trunk was at least 2ft across.
This morning's walk around the lakes of Straw's Bridge, revealed lots of shrubs and trees, laden with ripening fruits. The Guelder-Rose (Viburnum opulus) are always among the best and brightest.