After an utterly miserable summer and an extremely short autumn, we appear to be in winter, having already had lying snow.
I managed a trip to Drumboe Wood during a brief period of sunshine. 15 minutes after these shots were taken I was soaked to the skin.
Drumboe is an ancient urban woodland. The main thoroughfare through the town is no more than 150m from this point. The River Finn can just be seen in the distance.
This little slug was wandering across a fallen beech leaf. I'm not sure if the orange colouring on the slug is caused by reflected or transmitted light.
The Honey Fungus, Armillaria mellea:
The strange pearlescent cap to this Tricholoma makes me think it's Tricholoma columbetta:
The minute (5 micron) spores check ok: