I spent a lot of time poking around under bark etc seeing what I could find, which resulted in a few photos of molluscs to have a look through some time. I also snapped a few other bits like these ....
I think this is Xanthoria parietina - common on everything.
Anyone recognise this fungi?
Also thought I'd share a couple of views from the wider area - beyond the lane! Once I leave Springwell Lane, to the east lies Countesthorpe, to the south is Whetstone Gorse and to the west is Cosby. The two arrows on this map extract mark where the following two views were taken ..
Whetstone Brook, viewed looking north from Countethorpe Road
The Railway Cutting - looking south(ish)along Whetstone Gorse Lane