Lynchcombe in October
Catching up with another month at Lynchcombe. The month when most of the insects disappear, the fungi come out and the days end in beautiful sunsets.
This devil’s coach horse beetle was a great find. It did not stop, moving around the small plants constantly on the go. It was really hard to follow and keep in focus.
The dragonflies are still out and about. This common darter warming up on a popular exposed outcrop of limestone on the reserve.
And I found a butterfly! It was on the magical patch of wild marjoram.
This is the season for wax cap fungi.
Some of the colours are amazing.
This one will gradually turn black.
The field mushrooms can be found all over the reserve.
The honeysuckle berries can be confused with the red hawthorn berries.
The best time of year for sunsets. Later on I will be get to work in the dark and leave for home in the dark – so need to make the most of this time.