Learn about our wonderful fungi

Wednesday, September 16th 2009

The damp weather is bringing a rash of fungi into fruit. This Shaggy Ink Cap is just at the entrance to the reserve. As it matures the gills turn black and liquify.

Anyone interested in learning more about our wonderful fungi can come on our Fungal Foray on 3rd. October. See the events list for details.

Shaggy Ink Cap

In other news today we did a guided walk for the Women in Middleham group. Andrew told them all about our latest Water Vole release.

The moth trapping was quite successful last night. The damp weather had brought 69 moths in and we had 16 species, including Frosted Orange, Red-green Carpet and Pink-barred Sallow.

Andrew and Raymond did some of the last strimming and mowing of the year. One last cut and the paths should stay fine till the spring.

While entering some of the ringing data today three individual birds really stood out. A six year old male Blue Tit which had been caught at Foxglove 12 times, a male Willow Warbler first caught as an adult nine years ago making it at least 10 years old which has returned to Foxglove every year during the interim, and a female Blackbird which is nine years old caught at Foxglove only five times.


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