The seemingly never ending rain (and sometimes snow) has reduced the opportunities for a favourite of this blog - watching water voles.
But the dampness has produced other things of interest, such as this fungal fruiting body growing on a dead tree near Radley Lakes in North-East Abingdon.
Before scientific classification it was known the Judas Ear - because it looks like an ear and because one it's preferred habitats is the elder - the tree from which it was believed Judas Iscariot hanged himself:
The common name was subsequently changed to the politically incorrect Jews Ear, which is reflected in it's scientific name: - Auricularia auricla-judae
More recent field guides now refer to it by a more politically acceptable and probably more accurate name of Jelly Ear
Whatever the chosen name, it is an impressive sight, even if it is one of the most common fungi found in Britain.