Four toadstools from Caro Wilson

With the exception of the mushroom (see picture in margin), I have no idea which are poisonous and which are edible, so BEWARE – and make sure your kids don’t pick and eat any.  Top left: Shaggy Parasol; right: Honey Waxcap.  Bottom left: Fairy Ring; right: Blackening Waxcap.


Some beautiful birds:

A pair of choughs: photograph  and note from Adrienne Stratford

There is a communal roost of choughs at Church Bay, Anglesey – between 21 and 23 turned up at the roost at dusk, mainly coming from the south.  These two siblings ae part of that roost.

A very handsome heron

Gerrit Forrester

A dray or scurry of squirrels!

The top two pictures hee were taken by Jo Jones and the bottom one by Gerrit Forrester.


A group of squirrels is called a dray or a scurry.  he dray or drey specifically refers to the nest or a nest of squirrels and is often employed to describe a mother and her young. Squirrels are relatively solitary animals (i.e. not pack animals) making scurries, somewhat, but not entirely, uncommon.

And a lovely sunset taken by Nick Jones