My only other nature snaps were of this bracket fungus, again within the confines of the back garden. I might even venture so far as to say that this could be Lenzites betulina.
It has been a very dry year and I can’t remember the last time I saw a decent specimen of fungus, so I was quite pleased to stumble upon this one. Although it looks a bit like half a garlic Naan bread, I believe it is a Bracket fungus, maybe a Polypore of some kind.
This rather splendid specimen, possibly a Shaggy Parasol from what I can find out at the moment. is at the base of one of the trees on the Balcón de Europa in the centre of town, although how long it will last is anyone’s guess. Lovely markings, looks a bit like an aerial view of […]
I have been on a couple of little walks recently although we are now back to wind and rain, including thunderstorms. A quick walk around Fobney Lock was very quiet but I did watch a pair of Kestrels chasing each other and a Green Woodpecker took off from the path right in front of me. […]
It is coming up to fungi time again and I have already seen quite a few including this nice specimen of a Shaggy Ink-Cap. Despite its bright plumage, it took me ages to spot this Robin which was singing really loudly. Mute Swans are also increasing in numbers locally and this one was having a […]
I went to Southlake again on the spur of the moment as the sun decided to shine and it was remarkably warm. I was not the only one enjoying the unexpected warmth and sunshine… The Moorhen couldn’t decide what to do.. The reeds where I was standing were attracting several Hawker dragonflies, one of which […]
Yesterday (Sunday) was warm and sunny for most of the day, with very little wind, so we went to see if any of the snakes had come out of hibernation. Unfortunately, we had great difficulty reaching the site on foot due to continued flooding but we got there in the end. The ground was very […]
I went for a trial walk at Moor Green today, having had a painfully sore foot for the last week or so which made long walks impossible. The footpaths were mainly compacted snow or sludge but not too bad to walk on. There were quite a few little Goldcrest, particularly along the river’s edge, and […]
I did go for a walk at Moor Green Lakes a few days ago and managed to avoid the rain by cutting it really short compared to my usual walks there. This plant stood out as it was the only one in flower and looked really pretty with its pink and white colouring. As I […]