Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Harwood Forest

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Crossbill singing

Common and Brown Puffball

Tubulifera arachnoidea (slime mould)

Laccaria sp?

Yesterday I cycled about 12 miles along the forest tracks on the Southern and Western part of the forest. At this time of year it is a bit of a struggle to get bird species into double figures. There were 15 Crossbills, some were singing and a similar number of Siskins. A Peregrine flew over a clearing and stooped into a meadow Pipit flock but they were too quick and it continued flying Southeast. The best thing in the forest were the fungi with thousands of Fly agaric and several other typical pinewood species.


kirstallcreatures said...

Wow that's a lot of Fly Agaric in one patch, its a bountiful time for fungi isnt it. Linda

Wilma said...

The color on the fly agaric is unbelievable, so rich and shiny!

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments. There were thousands of Fly agarics all over the forest floor. The wet early start to the Autumn has been good for fungi so far.