Tag Archives: Fungi

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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Review of 2016

Happy New Year and a big thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my blog. I really appreciate every follow, like and view. 2016 was quite a manic year with lots of amazing animals and events. January started … Continue reading

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Garden wildlife

I’ve had the week off school due to a Streptococcus infection which meant I haven’t been able to go much further than the doctors or my garden. It has actually been great having time to do nothing other than watch … Continue reading

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Looking for fungi

Autumn is now upon us. The leaves are turning colour and falling, the geese are collecting in the nearby field each evening and one by one the bees, wasps and butterflies are disappearing. Autumn is the best time to go … Continue reading

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Hawthorn

After my previous blog on the benefits of Ivy, I started to look at other plants on my local patch and how they supported the mammals, birds and insects. The first plant that caught my eye is the Hawthorn tree … Continue reading

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Back on my local patch

I’ve been away from my local patch on and off for the past three weeks so I haven’t been able to spend much time walking around it. It is definitely good to be back. Local patches are important, if you … Continue reading

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