The recent heavy rains and at times warm weather have transformed the appearance of the woodland – the trunks of the trees have assumed a variegated green appearance.
On closer examination these are lichen – a symbiotic alliance between photosynthesizing green alga and fungi.
Other growths are more intricate.
And there are the long reaching arms.
And finally some regular mushroom growths at work decomposing the end of a tree trunk.