Had a bit of a family panic last week, Yokes mum was not well and we had to go up to Lincoln, rather than sit in the hospital looking ‘spare’ I wandered off to the local nature reserve I have been to a few times Whisby - http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/whisby-nature-park
If you are ever in the area it’s a nice place to take a walk and has a nice café for a cuppa and a bite to eat as well.
Found loads of fungi this time around, some Fly Agaric, some Boletus some bracket fungi, etc. could not ID most of them positively as need to take a few more detail shots of stem, base of stem, gills etc. as a minimum and did not have time to do that but still was good to see them all.
|Cep Penny Bun Boletus|
|Cep showing tubes|
Before anyone says anything - I found it this way, I guess there was someone before me who wanted the 'speciment shot'. I have identified them as Cep - but not 100% sure so no, I did not bring them home to eat !
We know what these two are - Fly Agaric, Amanita muscaria - pretty and poisonous - the classic toadstool
Not sure of this one so not putting a name to it rather than be wrong and look silly
No idea whatsoever on this one, there were a couple more very similar but cant find anything in my ref books like it
I think to ID most of these properly I would need a spore print and a sample at home - not got either so - its a fungi !
This week at home Ella spotted this fella on the window, a cousin of one that Verity found a week or so ago in her flat in Falmouth, took a few tries to ID it but finally came up trumps – not native hence the difficulty with the ID – in the end – here is a bit of info on it http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Coreidae/Leptoglossus_occidentalis.pdf
Its a invader from North America, Western Conifer Seed Bug, first found in the UK in 2007
Finally for a nice finish, had a go at a few arty shots of the last of the Japanese Anemones. Like this one the most so far