Only 8 of us gathered in the sunshine for this morning's BNHS Small-mammal trapping session at Maulden Wood, led by Richard Lawrence. 14 traps had been set overnight, and we recorded 1 Pygmy Shrew, 2 Common Shrews, 2 Wood Mice, and this Bank Vole, nestling in the palm of Richard's hand.
There were plenty of fungi species around. I love the beautiful contrast of red and white on this Fly Agaric which will be open soon.
Recently, I also found these strange fungi in a roadside hedgerow in the Silsoe area. They look like the remnants of some species of Earth Star, but I can't work out which one. Any ideas?