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Monday, 27 April 2015

Dung Egghead

Monday Mushroom #69

Panaeolus semiovatus - Dung Egghead growing on an old cow pat.
Common in fields where it grows on animal dung.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Adder Courtship

The adder breeding season is one of my favourite fixtures in the nature-watching calendar. Just for a few days of fine weather in the late spring, the female adders go into heat very like a dog or cat, and all the male adders in the area are drawn in.

Adder - Vipera berus. Two males jostling for position by a female (the brown snake)
The males have a particlar wrestling 'dance' which they perform to determine which of them is the stronger. The winner chases off the loser and returns to guard the female from all comers.

I see adders throughout the warmer months of the year, but this is the only time when they are very active and not at all shy about human onlookers.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Yellow Swamp Russule

Monday Mushroom #68

Russula claroflava - Yellow Swamp Russule
A bright yellow, medium sized russula of boggy birch woods.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Sunset in a Mossy Place

Fencepost of the Week #70

Friday, 3 April 2015