Today a friend and I went for a walk from Hathersage to Abney, Shatton Moor, Offerton and then back to Hathersage Bridge (nothing to do with the forum, just an impromptu 'looks a nice day, let's go' approach). Here are a couple of things spotted on the way which aroused my curiosity.
Firstly that mushroom looks like a fly agaric to me (I'm no expert though). Taxman, care to comment? If so, why do all the pictures of them I can find on the web have more white dots on the cap - is it something to do with whether they're producing loads of spores or not?
Secondly, these two crazy sheep are kneeling down to eat!!! I don't think I've ever seen that before. Not only were they kneeling down, they were shuffling forward on their knees to get to the next bit of grass. As you can see in the background, all the other sheep in the same field were eating normally. If you search Google images for 'sheep kneeling down to eat' you do find one picture, but only one. Is this a rare activity for sheep, does anyone know?