Today you might see...

Monday 23 November 2020

Just after 9am this morning a small formation of common cranes flew over the house - flying due West.

30 common cranes, Christophstal November 2020

30 common cranes, Christophstal November 2020

Saturday 21 November 2020

It's turning into another frugal month of diary entries. Again this is more due to us being busy on other things rather than there being nothing to report on.

However, today, while raking up the leaves, we found this purple mushroom, Cortinarius violaceus, growing under our hazel tree.

<em>Cortinarius violaceus</em>, Christophstal November 2020

Cortinarius violaceus, Christophstal November 2020

Saturday 7 November 2020
Spignel, Christophstal November 2020

Spignel, Christophstal November 2020

We've tried before to establish some spignel in our garden. We've only managed to get a small patch growing near the house, but today we spotted some growing in the back 'lawn'. We've not seen it there before, so it is a mystery as to how it got there. Perhaps a seed on a cow's hoof?

Thursday 5 November 2020

While out on a run, I was confronted by this extremely aggressive devil's coach horse beetle. As I ran past him he raised up his abdomen which made me stop and take his photo. When I put my finger in front of him, he had a go at taking a nip.

Devil's coach horse beetle, Friedrichstal November 2020

Devil's coach horse beetle, Friedrichstal November 2020