I walked through the hill fort and looked down at Grangelands and the Rifle Range below. Usually the trees block out the view, but with the leaves down, you can see right down to the chalk grassland below. It's such a great site for orchids and butterflies and seeing it through the trees made me look forward to the spring.
I walked around the top of the hill and a pile of logs caught my eye. I clambered around on them and had a good look and was amazed by the amount of wildlife making their home there.
|Log pile house|
|King Alfred's cakes growing on the end of a log|
|One of the oyster family (or maybe an oysterling)|
|Some very puffed out puff balls|
Something had been using the logs as a dining table and left behind a pile of half eaten fungi.
Some beech woodwart had slug slime and a nibble hole in it...
... and some snails had tucked themselves up for the winter.