It was cold on the moor this morning but the crevices in walls were full of tiny plants, including new leaves of sheep’s sorrel, navelwort, heath bedstraw, and stonecrop.
There were some beautiful ice formations near the Ludbrook, including extruded strands of frost around a fox’s burrow.
Gorse and an unseasonal strawberry flower
This orange-yellow jelly fungus is Tremella mesenterica. It is also known as witches’ butter, yellow brain or yellow trembler. In China, it is used to thicken soups.
It would be easy to become obsessed by lichens as there are so many and they are beautiful close-up. If I spent any longer trying to identify these though, there would be no blog.
This spleenwort is everywhere now I’ve started looking properly, especially on Harford Road and the footpath leading from Wrangaton golf course down to Blackadon Cottages and Moorhaven.