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Spidery goings on in the hedgerow | by whatsthatpicture
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Spidery goings on in the hedgerow

Looking like an upturned spider (albeit with rather too many legs!), this is actually the umbel, or flower head, of hogweed, Heracleum sphondylium. Long after the flowers are gone and the seeds are scattered, all that remains is the woody skeleton.

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Taken on November 29, 2008