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Fungi all around

Friday, August 14th 2009

Today Andrew and Raymond filled the hoppers around the site and then did some strimming on the woodland walk. Harry was here again to continue on the workshop. With any luck it will be finished by the end of the week.


If you have a walk around the woodland trail you will see that there are lots of fungi around. We saw Puffballs, pictured above, just coming through the pine needle litter.

Fly Agaric

This Fly Agaric is one of the most easily identifiable of our toadstools. It is deadly poisonous but looked beautiful injecting some bright colour into the muted browns of the plantation floor.

As well as these we also saw Plums and Custard which is purplish-red on top and yellow beneath and grows on old conifer stumps.

This is the picture I've been trying to get since last week. It is of the little blue-green Froghopper called Cicadella viridis.

Cicadella viridis

There were quite a few of them hopping around in the middle field. After a few dud photos of various grass stems, snapped too late because he had already hopped away, I was lucky enough to get this picture showing his gorgeous colours.

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