Didn't really 'craft' any 'bush' on this trip, but thought it might be of interest to some here:-
I took the short train journey over to Richmond Park today to see how the Deer were getting on.
For those that don't know, Richmond Park is the biggest open space in London, almost 1000 Hectares. Its a mixture of Woodland (largely ancient) and Lowland Acid grassland.
There are about 300 Red deer and 350 Fallow that walk around freely. While they are effectively wild, with a few million visitors to the park each year they are pretty used to the sight of humans.
Anyway, here's a few pics.
This fella had a group of about 9 or 10 females, the biggest single group of reds I saw.
This guy was in pretty good voice, but could only manage to keep hold of these two girls.
The Fallow were mostly in one big group, some of the males got a bit testy at times:-
Early evening the activity picks up, the noise of the big reds echoes all around the place.
I made a move as the sun was setting, a few of the larger reds looked like they might be planning challenges for females, I hadn't seen any clashes all day
On my way out through this wooded area, I came across this, no idea why or who had built it...
Also saw a quite a lot of fungus, only ones I could confidently identify was the Macrolepiota procera about the place. The slugs were enjoying this one:-