In Centre Vale Park today this flowering Liverwort was quite striking and even from a distance it looked like a mist had descended. It has delicate stems with a cream or black, dewdrop size ball at the tip.

The liverwort appears every year but this damp weather we have had recently seems to have cheered it up.

It seems to prefer damp shady places on bare soil and probably does not like competition from other plants—not much chance of that happening on some of the shadier slopes beneath Beech in the Park!

A place for everything; shade is not always bad.