Exquisite bird nest

I found this absolutely beautiful little bird nest hidden in the aucuba japonica while preparing the flower bed for winter. Although we can’t pretend to be experts we believe it belongs to a ‘coal tit’, known as ‘mesange noire’ that live in the garden.

Tree Frogs

Now that the cooler nights have arrived the beautiful little tree frogs are back hiding behind the shutters. It always seems a shame to disturb them but they are back each evening.

Coulemelle Mushrooms

We had these mushrooms appear on the new grass area where the old concrete cattle yard used to be. They are known locally as coulemelle and are edible often being served with veal. Its always a surprise the plants that appear in newly imported soil.