From Bank Wood to Bower Hill
Monday, 17th November 2003
Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire nature diary
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but mild: the mud of a field of rape seedlings sticks to our boots
like play-dough but we get a chance to walk it off in the on a carpet
of autumn leaves in Bank Wood and later on pine
and larch needles in Bower Hill Plantation, near
glistens after the rain like the undergrowth in a tropical forest.
Under the larches the ochre needles have stuck to its wet leaves
giving them a loosely thatched covering.
pile of logs at the crossroads of tracks at Wilderness Plantation
is peppered with the fruiting bodies of coral spot fungus.
The shady side of the pile has so much of the fungus showing that
it looks as if it's been sprayed with red powdery paint.
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