Autumn colours are appearing around the woods with some leaves already falling, especially during the recent windy weather.
I found a Slow Worm crossing a footpath at Presthope, although it looks like a Snake it is actually a legless Lizard, not in the drunk sense! There is more info about them here.
I also found a good display of Travellers Joy which is also known as Old Mans Beard due to the appearance of the fluffy seed heads. It is a characteristic plant of limestone soils where it is common in hedgerows, It can often be easily identified alongside roads from a passing car.