Bretherton 19th Feb

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Bretherton 19th Feb

Post by Joyce Riley » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:59 pm

Bank Hall for snowdrops, which were beautiful, also a few primroses and daffodils in flower. Just common woodland birds but Kestrel seen in Eyes Lane. Fungi on tree stumps and logs included 2 groups of Velvet Shank, Turkeytail, Smoky Bracket, Lumpy Bracket and Hairy Curtain Crust. Stopped to look at E-shaped pond on way back but I'm not tall enough to see over the hedge! At least 10 pairs of Canadas, 3 pairs of Tufted, pair of Mute Swans, 6 Coot but there might have been more birds that I couldn't see as only peeped through the hedge.
Rooks busy in trees of rookery by A49 in Euxton

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Fungi.

Post by gary lilley » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:39 pm

I spotted 3 lots of red fungi growing on dead wood near the railway line on mawdesley moss , it was similar to jews ears in texture but not as big .

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Red Fungi

Post by Joyce Riley » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:06 pm

Were they more cup-shaped than Jew's Ears? (or to be more PC these days they are now known as Jelly Ear!). A red cup fungus Scarlet Elf Cup is becoming much more common locally in recent years and is found at this time of year usually growing on dead moss covered logs.

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Post by Dave » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:26 am

Hi Gary

Is it like the one below, I took this shot of Scarlet Elf Cup late January at Birkacre on the left hand side small lodge

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Scarlet elf Cup (Sarcoscypha-coccine) Birkacre Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire by Just Daves Photos, on Flickr

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Post by gary lilley » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:10 pm

It looks the same to me Joyce .
regards gary .

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Post by Dave » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:18 pm

Do you mean like my pic Gary?
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Post by gary lilley » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:19 pm

Sorry Dave , great photo.
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Post by Dave » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:11 pm

No probs gary least you know what it is now :)
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Scarlet Elf Cups

Post by Joyce Riley » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:26 am

Thanks for your help Dave. It is much better to look at a lovely picture like yours than to try to describe a fungus. Unfortunately, I'm not a good photographer and haven't got the necessary equipment to take good close ups but I certainly appreciate and enjoy seeing photos taken by others.
Gary - to increase your knowledge and interest in fungi, how about taking up the challenge of a fungi species list as well as birds. I might win that challenge rather than being the bottom of the league as I am still only on 43 bird species seen locally! :cry:

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Post by Dave » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:28 pm

Thanks Joyce :)
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FUNGI

Post by gary lilley » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:41 pm

I do like finding fungi Joyce but i think i'll stick with what i no best :D .

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