Willow and Puffballs

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

The sunny weather allowed us to finish off the first quarter of this winter's coppice block. 

Wendy and Jill cutting Willow

A team of eleven volunteers worked really hard to tidy up the site and even made a start on the next patch. 

Volunteers standing in the sunshine

The pupils from the Dales School helped out for an hour too by dragging branches and adding them to the bonfire.  The area looks fantastic and we look forward to the spring when the sunshine will warm up the glades for the butterflies and the flowers. 

 A Puffball fungus with the spores emerging like smoke

The Puffballs above were growing just at the side of the Willow coppice.  When touched they released their spores as you can see from the picture, thanks to Anthony and his stick! 

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