Suffice to say that our reptile hunting wasn't overly successful, though a count of several yound Common Lizards, 3x Slow worms and an Adder wasn't bad - but it also wasn't our target species (Smooth Snake & Sand Lizard). Oh, well.
My first photo of a Common Toad was an unexpected highlight...
Better was this female Bog Cricket. Possibly a new Orthoptera for me - I really must jump to it and count the spacies I've seen.
Devil's Matches - and very many thanks to Greenie for saving my blushes and pointing out that this is a litchen and not a fungi at all.
And I'm very grateful to Greenie for all these latter corrections to my misidentifications. I seems just as well that I hadn't started to eat many of the above (or given them to The Good Lady Wiff for that matter...) - though this last Boletus may have been a missed opportunity for a free meal.
Nice shots you have here, well inpressed with the bat shots they're just too fast for me. Mike.
If it's any help -
The red toppped species is a lichen , don't know proper name . common name - Devil's Matches .
Next - Common Earth-ball - Scleroderma citrinum .
Next - on Silver Birch -Birch Polypore- Piptoporus betulinus .
Lastly (probable) - Bay Boletus-Boletus badius .
I'd go with Leopard slug too .
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