Dry morning, above freezing the weather is upside down
Sunrise over the Big Lodge
Darwin's Barberry - Berberis darwinii looks like the buds are dying back no second flush of flowers
Dogwood - Cornus sanquinea it is at this stage that it draws the most attention - stands out like a sore thumb
Been among these old workings on the rucks many times but I have to wonder what these markers are for this is number 2 and number 10 is near the brick lined pond and old boiler, will ask around to see if anyone knows anything about them and the missing numbers.
On arriving at the Big Lodge could not help but notice the two white roses, what was strange to us was the lock, fortunately Steve the ranger was about and told us it was a love lock, we had never heard of them but they have walls of them in some places.
I learned today that Yellow Brain - Tremella mesenterica also needs a host and it's not the oak tree it's growing on it's the purple crust fungi - Peniophora it is on the photo above, so the yellow brain is a parasite on a parasite.
Yellow Brain - Tremella mesenterica
Crinkle Crust - Phlebia radiata in it's early stages