Tag: horse chestnut

Red conkers – Society6 collection

Red conkers – Society6 collection

There’s no doubt that aside from the changing colours of the foliage, conkers are one of autumn’s prettiest gifts. Isn’t this radiant red-brown the most glorious colour? These conkers were collected from near my old school one weekend. Then, like so many of my finds, […]

Shiny conkers – Society6 collection

Shiny conkers – Society6 collection

The best time to gather such beautiful autumn conkers in my village is on a Sunday afternoon. The huge horse chestnut trees in the lane have had plenty of time to drop their beautiful seeds over the weekend, but all the car traffic from the […]

Photos: Red horse chestnut

Photos: Red horse chestnut

On a walk around the local recreation ground, I came across these attractive conkers with smooth shells. I’d previously only ever seen horse chestnut seeds in spiky cases, so took home some leaves too to aid identification. It’s the red horse chestnut that produces conkers […]