Tag Archives: Fungi

Autumn colours

Autumn is a time for spectacular colours, the oranges, reds and yellows suddenly burst through just as the countryside seems to be getting dull and grey. At the end of a dark and damp afternoon I went for a walk … Continue reading

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Is Spring finally here?

What a change a week has made. Last Sunday I was blogging about snow, while this weekend I was taking photos of hares, Spring flowers and ladybirds. The woodland floor is changing rapidly, from the dull browns of the fallen … Continue reading

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Hide in the snow

  Such a surprise this morning to wake up and find the ground covered in a thin layer of snow. Within a few minutes of entering the wood I spotted a fox trotting along the hedgerow. I stopped and set … Continue reading

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Afterschool

It’s nearly a month since Winter Solstice and it is definitely more noticeable that the sun is setting later. This time last month the sun was setting around 3.45pm. Today it set at roughly 4.30pm. This has meant that I … Continue reading

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My local patch over Christmas week

The week since Christmas has been busy, together with patches of heavy rain, meaning I haven’t taken as many photos as I could have. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their support over the past year. … Continue reading

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Folklore and fungi

While walking through the wood yesterday I came across a Fairy ring. The ring of fungi is caused by the mycelium which moves outwards from the centre. After using up the nutrients, the centre dies and a ring of mushrooms … Continue reading

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BBOWT – Hitchcopse Pit

BBOWT’s Nature Reserve, Hitchcopse Pit, like Dry Sandford Pit was once a quarry. I visited Dry Sandford Pit in March and had planned to go back in the autumn but we ended up at Hitchcopse pit instead. https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/bbowt-dry-sandford-pit/ Hitchcopse Pit … Continue reading

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