This was from the Soil Hill walk a few weeks ago. It’s a water plant – a hornwort from a deep semi-permanent puddle in the track on top of Soil Hill. Geoffey Willmore of West Yorkshire Ecology confirmed its rarity away from the Wakefield/Leeds lowlands. Ceterophyllum demersum.
We had a rainy walk in the top end of the Crags on Sunday 27th October.. Some fascinating finds, though, including this striking beetle, Nicrophorus investigator, which was burrowing among rotten fungi at the base of a tree.
This moss hangs from branches creating a jungle effect. Possibly Hypnum mammilatum.