Friday, 22 October 2021

Autumn Fungi of Highmoor Common Wood Pt 4 - 22nd Oct

The mystic woods are really coming into their own now, but one of these mushrooms is a spoof! Can you spot it?

Uber-scarce young Violet Webcap
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Bitter Beech Bolette

Death Cap

Saffron Puffball

Fly Agaric (sans faeries or gnomes)

Emergent Magpie Inkcap


Sunday, 17 October 2021

Autumn Fungi of Highmoor Common Wood Pt 3 - 17th Oct

Alternative IDs are welcome if any of these are incorrect

Sulphur Knight
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Stump Fairy Helmet

Saffrondrop Bonnet

Glistening Inkcap

Butter Cap

Monday, 11 October 2021

Autumn Fungi of Highmoor Common Wood Pt 2 - 10th Oct

 

Russet Toughshank
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Lilac Bonnet

Sheathed Woodtuft


Magpie Inkcap

Deer Shield

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Autumn Fungi of Highmoor Common Wood - 6th Oct

For the next six weeks or so they will be out in all weathers, not just when the sun shines.

They always "show well", are never "elusive" and don't fly off just before you get there.

What is there not to like?

Lilac Bonnet
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Golden-haired Inkcap

Deer Shield

Winter Fungus

Common Funnel


Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Shillingford Willow Emeralds - 15th Sep


Willow Emerald Damselfly (male)

Willow Emeralds (tandem pair)

Willow Emeralds (tandem pair)

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Radley Lakes 8th September

 1 Wasp Spider, a different individual from the August one.

Wasp Spider



Wasp Dinner


Monday, 16 August 2021

Aston Rowant Reserve 15th August 2021. The morning began misty and overcast but brightened up by mid-morning.

The Chiltern Gentian one of our rarest
wildflowers growing in the meadow at Bald Hill (which in my case is very appropriate)
The Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly one of our rarest
butterflies.
The beautiful Dusky Sallow Moth.