In an old railway bridge wall all sorts growing 'must take a tripod next time' here's a few ferns ID's always a best guess and a little research also on the walk there were lots of evening primrose and woody nightshade, elderberries almost ready too. ian
Living in the rain centre of Scotland I have a large range of fern, luckily I like them a lot. So far I have managed to identify (got ID) on Common Polypody, Maidenhair Spleenwort, which is in abundance on the bridge walls, Wall Rue, Scaly Male Fern, Hard Fern, the last two are just everywhere (better than having bracken though) Where the land is flat lower ground, we take off the old fronds each year and trim them back to in the season they look like big round shrubs.
The first one is growing on an old pine log and in shade under oaks. They use a lot of pine logs to line the tracks around this reserve and most are full of monster bug holes I've no idea what makes them but I stop and give them five minutes as I pass one day something will pop it's head out Second photo just a nice autumnal shot of bracken. ian
Talking of bracken, don't know if it is weather related but the bracken up here did not seem to grow as tall as it usually does and has not gone through its lovely autumnal colours but just gone brown.