A set of photos from late August, starting at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park:

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View around and from the Long Gallery.  Lots of charred wood.

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Well, even if the art is a bit weird, you can always enjoy walking around the estate.

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Old yew trees in the grounds.

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Looking back towards Mam Tor.

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Views down Edale (L) and over the Kinder plateau (R).

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Trees on the river bank of Padley Gorge.

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The orangery at the Gibside country estate (National Trust).

Fungus section

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Unidentified specimens from the sculpture park.

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A nice example of a milk cap (Lactarius), with the underside oozing white latex.

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A bolete from Gibside, showing the characteristic underside of pores rather than gills.

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This is probably a Blusher (Amanita rubescens), as similar specimens nearby were flushed pink where damaged.  Although nominally edible after cooking, it’s best to steer clear of Amanita species completely.

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A stinkhorn (Latin name, Phallus impudicus, for obvious reasons…).  When first mature, the head is covered with a foul smelling green-brown gunge which attracts insects which then carry off the spores.  This example had lost its malodorous goo.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park & Gibside

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