Now that late summer has arrived the most colourful sight on the Collier’s Way at Great Elm are ripening berries/fruits.

The first three pictures show the berries of the Black Bindweed and Guelder Rose (behind which are young hawthorn trees with a mass of red berries) and then the red hips/fruits of the dog rose.  Elsewhere it is hard to find many wild flowers amongst the very long grass.

Two examples of plants still in flower are the yellow Toadflax and purple Knapweed, below:

At the Newbury Hill bench (next one up from Great Elm) it can be seen that the grass is very long and includes many dead thistles.  Near this bench groups of Shaggy Mane mushrooms can be found, as pictured below:

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