Purple flowering plant
Growing in bunches scattered across open field
Low to the ground
Small purple flowering petals growing up in cone shapes
Growing on fallen log
Warped edge semi-circles
Grey/green color fading into an orange/brown on the edges
Equally scattered on top of log
Found growing far up on a tree that is said to be about 800 years old. The guide told us it can be good for the trees because it rots out the inside of the tree and allows for biodiversity with in the rot and soil. This process takes a very long time and is beneficial for Sherwood forest as there are only limited places where some of these insects, and bug species can be found in the world.
Tall purple plant that grew in open fields in Sherwood Forest. The purple flowers were tiny and grew along the stems. The bushes or clusters were all sizes.
This fungi was found under many plants and ferns in the middle of the forest heavily shaded from the sun. It stood about 4 inches high and was about 3 inches in diameter. In the center of the top of the fungi was a bowl shape that had water standing in it. The whole fungi was a light brown or tan color. The spores seemed to come out of the bottom of the fungi and also used the shotgun theory.
Part of a vagrant flock of Parrot Crossbills which had been present on Budby Common for several weeks.
Sadly photos here are less than brilliant, but ID is correct,
Plumage black with a purple sheen. Bill, legs and feet also black.
Black-plumaged bird with a grey nape and distinctive white irises to its eyes.
Pink legs and feet, and an orange bill.
Plumage greyish-brown, with a darker head and paler belly. The plumage is also patterned by the pale fringes on its feathers.
Black-plumaged bird with a grey nape and distinctive white irises to its eyes
Leaves are broad, glossy dark green with a leathery texture.
The flowers are solitary in the leaf axils; they are violet/purple
Mats of hairy stems. The corolla is four-lobed and blueish; at the center are two long, protruding stamens. Solitary flowers occur in leaf axils. The leaves are rounded or kidney-shaped with blunt teeth and short stalks.
Large, pointed oval leaves with marked serrations; purple flowers.
Leaves are triangular with a rounded base, softly hairy, and with a serrated margin; flowers are white, produced in whorls on the upper part of the stem.
Leaves divided into three segments with flowers about 2 cm diameter, with six petal-like segments with many stamens.
Reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. Large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump.
Orange/red breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly.
On bird table at back of cabin - 3 observed - all predominantly gray fur with a brownish colour tinge. A white underside and a large bushy tail.
On Holiday - view from cabin Bedroom window - predominantly gray fur with a brownish colour tinge. A white underside and a large bushy tail.
Very shiny, strongly ribbed elytra. Three thoracic horns.