Friday 27 October 2023

Monday 23 October 2023

More stand-out Fungi from the Warburg Reserve

Dog Stinkhorn (above and below)
another weird and wonderful

Emergent Verdigris Agarics (above and below)
a site speciality

Dead Man's Fingers
larger and living up to the name more

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Warburg Reserve - 16th and 10th Oct

Verdigris Agaric
Freckled Dapperling

Cortinarius Webcap species

Dead Man's Fingers

Magpie Inkcaps

Monday 21 August 2023

Bald Hill re-visited - 21st Aug


Frog Orchid
19 counted this morning

Chiltern Gentian
good numbers of these around the site

Stripe-winged Grasshopper (male)

Frog Orchid

Chiltern Gentian

Silver-spotted Skipper

Friday 18 August 2023

BBOWT Warburg, Bix Bottom.

 Carrying on from the previous report from Bald Hill by Peter Law. Two Gentians are now showing

at Warburg Reserve. The Autumn Gentian and the much rarer 

Chiltern Gentian (The County flower of Buckinghamshire). 

Fortunately they presently grow at opposite ends of a large meadow as they can hybridize. 

At the moment we only have two Chiltern Gentians but this will grow over the next weeks.

There is an excellent piece on the BBOWT site on how to tell the difference between these two 

Chiltern Gentian

Autumn Gentian.


Thursday 17 August 2023

Bald Hill - 17th Aug

Things to see while dipping Frog Orchids

Seek ID'd the Gentians variously as Autumn and Field, but on reading things up the the paler Field is unlikely in either the habitat or our area, and only has four petals per flower. SSS is flying in good numbers despite last year's drought.

Autumn Gentian

Silver-spotted Skipper

Chiltern Gentian

Silver-spotted Skipper

Wednesday 9 August 2023

Thursday 3 August 2023

Watlington Hill - 1st August 2023.

The rare Silver Spotted Skipper recently emerged.
Quite late this year.
Silver Spotted Skipper
Common Blue - Two's company three's a crowd.