Nearly all the colour has gone from the bank now , and it's left to common plants like White Deadnettle , a member of the Labiate - square stems - family .Usually unseen , the upper lip of the flower conceals the four stamens , so that when bees visit the flower for nectar from the bottom of the flower , the bee rubs against the stamens which picks up/delivers pollen between plants .
Apart from Corvids , birds were very few too , the only exception being a flock of 2/3 dozen Goldfinches noisily feeding on the seed heads .
Before leaving , a stroll around the wooded area revealed a couple of fungi . The first , a colourful coral like one , Calocera viscosa .
The second , Collybia maculata-Spotted Tough Shank .
My decision proved right , since returning home it hasn't stopped raining for nearly three hours .