Category Archives: Fungi

Mushroom wars, and grebe calisthenics

Last week I mentioned the moorhen was going a little bit crazy for the mushrooms on offer around the campus. It has since broken out into all out war. Advertisements

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Mushroom-mad Moorhen

Walking across campus yesterday I spotted a sizable ring of fungi growing around one of the trees. But there with it, feasting on the mushrooms, was a Moorhen.

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The dinosaurs didn’t see their extinction coming… what’s our excuse?

When I was younger I used to think about dinosaurs a lot. I’d think about how they lived and interacted, what they might have looked like, all the usual things. But I also used to wonder about extinction. Did they … Continue reading

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A slice of life

What do you think we are seeing here? Just a section through an old tree?

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The last throes of summer

With summer coming to an end and Autumn on the horizon last week, we took our usual walk along the river and through local woodland. But we have entered the hinterland between seasons…

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RSPB Loch Leven 17 October 2015

Another belated post this one as a month has disappeared in a flash. A trip to Edinburgh allowed us a day at Loch Leven NNR, including the RSPB site there. The morning walking around the RSPB reserve was hampered by … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fungi – UK Fungus Day 2013

I’ve only just realised that tomorrow is UK Fungus Day. I love fungi, and a walk in Autumn is enlivened by the wonderful variety of species you can spot. The UK Fungus Day website has an array of events listed … Continue reading

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Waxwings and Fairy Wrens – A news round-up

I thought I’d just round-up a few things of interest. Waxwings: The anticipated waxwing invasion seems well underway, with reports from most parts of Scotland and England now, including a 250+ flock in York. I had my first sighting in … Continue reading

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Fungi – The joys of autumn

Probably the best thing about getting outside into any wooded area in autumn, even more so than the glorious parade of autumnal colours, is a good fungi foray. I’m not for one minute suggesting you should collect and eat wild … Continue reading

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