Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Velvet Shank

Not the first time I have posted one of my favourite winter fungi but on walks through the Morpeth woods recently I have noticed a lot of Velvet shank probably due to the recent hard weather. On recent post by Dean where he posted a nice pic of flat crep or Flat oysterling as I know it but it set me off looking harder for winter fungi but it is the Velvet shank that brightens up the dull looking woodland. On an early morning walk this morning we got off to a good start with the Hawfinch feeding in the Beech trees at Highford, 3 Goosanders on the river, Jay and a nice Marsh tit at Newminster cottage. The pics were taken at Carlisle park in a Beech stump.


Wilma said...

They are lovely little fungi, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

That`s a fine clump of em Nigel. I`ve failed miserably to find any this winter.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments. They are my favourite fungi at this time of year. I'm finding a lot on Beech and some Ash trees.

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