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sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 18 9:23 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Come on MR where are your snaps?

Nice photo Henry.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 18 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't do them I am afraid Sgt Colon. I went to have a look at the magpie inkcap yesterday and it was over, with pretty well just the stem left, but found there had been 3 more where they were last year, and the new one had been joined by 5 friends. Also found some stump puffballs and one I couldn't identify close by.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 18 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

After a few blank weeks (cancellation due to weather, absence due to bad cold, absence of my usual lift giver etc) I went for my walk today, to an area of 'ancient' woodland. A bit chilly at first, but the sun was out and it was most enjoyable. Most of the interest was in the fungi' We found the charmingly named Dog Vomit Slimemould (Mucilago crustacea), which, when it grows on dew covered lawns looks even more like Dog Vomit!:





Rather more pleasing to the eye and the ear is this one - the Rosy Bonnet (Mycena rosella (I think)):





As well as the fungi, the wood was looking very autumnal, with lots of falling leaves and some lovely colours.

Henry

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 18 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do like a slime mould.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 18 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

me too

the glow in the dark ones are extra good

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 18 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think I have ever seen the Dog Vomit one; perhaps I took it for its namesake, but think we have the Rosy Bonnet in the woods. Most of the leaves are off the beech trees now, although hazel and birch seems to be hanging on, and oak of course. There are great drifts of leaves on the ground now and towing a piece of machinery on a pallet yesterday we ended up with huge heaps in front of it. Haven't seen too many fungi in our woods this year, but we have had rather a dry autumn on the whole.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 18 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do like that dog vomit one. Never seen one like that.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 18 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Didn't go for a walk today - too wet!

I did go last Monday, to an area of woodland that was new to me. Rather chilly, and we were rained on briefly, but then it got brighter for a while and then went back to grey again.

A few birds (tit flocks in the main) and over seventy different fungi, none of which were particularly photogenic.

We did see these:





three sleeping Tree Slugs (Lehmannia maculata) snoozing between two branches.

End of excitement for the next few days!

Henry

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 18 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bloody horrible looking things aren't they.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 18 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

they probably think the same of you with yer dry skin, fluffy hair and non extendable eyes

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 18 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sure about the tree slugs, but is that a downy birch they are on? Good picture as always.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 18 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
they probably think the same of you with yer dry skin, fluffy hair and non extendable eyes



buzzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 19 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have been out a couple of time since the last report, but without seeing
anything photogenic, This week, however, we had a very pleasant walk in an area of abandoned brick pits - sunny day, no wind to speak of (and lunch at our favourite café ro follow )

The sighting of the morning was this Roebuck (Capreolus capreolus)
calmly basking in the sun and not really concerned at our presence, though we were quite a long way away:





Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 19 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the velvet hat phase always looks cute, nice snap.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 19 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice picture Buzzy, but in my experience, roe bucks are cheeky so and sos and won't be particularly bothered by humans. I had to walk determinedly towards one once to stop it chewing the coppice.

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