Cliffe fungi. The Common Earthball, Scleroderma citrinum.

The September equinox is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. Because of differences between the calendar year and the tropical year, the September equinox may occur from September 21 to 24. The equinox may be taken to mark the end of astronomical summer and the beginning of astronomical autumn (autumnal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere. Meteorological autumn begins on the first day of September.

Earth balls have indeed been common in Ruyton XI Towns woodlands this year. Eventually, when fully mature, the top of the earthball cracks open and allows the wind and rain to disperse its precious content, its spores.

These are one of the few species in the woods that will make you very ill if eaten.

We in the north are now officially in autumn.

Autumn equinox

We are away for a few days. Enjoy the weekend and next week.
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©UdoSm said:

Wish you a nice time...
2 months ago

Hubs 56 said:

tasty findings
2 months ago

Amelia replied to Hubs 56:

This one is poisonous, Hubs.
2 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

good with eggs:)
2 months ago

Amelia replied to Annemarie:

It depends on how ill you want to be.
2 months ago

Pam J said:

2 months ago

Günter Klaus said:

Da zeigst du sehr schöne Waldaufnahmen liebe Amelia :))

Wünsche noch ein schönes Wochenende,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
2 months ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Autumn approaches, nice capture Amelia!
2 months ago ( translate )

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Well spotted and well photographed, Amelia. You two photographs capture well the essence of autumn. I hope you have a great weekend. Best wishes, Joe
2 months ago

Xata said:

Just look at those beautiful pearls !!
2 months ago

Gudrun said:

As kids we loved to step on earthballs and let them disperse their spores:-)
2 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

Wunderbare Herbstaufnahmen, Amelia!
2 months ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

Well taken images of the fungi and bracken fern, Amelia.
2 months ago ( translate )

Nick Weall said:

Dear LGM ~~~ Have a great trip xx
2 months ago

RHH said:

Beautiful photo and great information.
2 months ago