Sunday, 1 September 2013

A little potter in Kergord

After a run out to Brae fun day we popped into Kergord woods for a mooch about. Always a favourite with Beren...




No bannocks or marshmallows on the fire today though as it wasn't a planned visit, just a spur of the moment one as the weather had cleared for a spell and a nice treat in itself.

I've noticed a few field mushrooms when I've been out and about and it seems that it's just getting into fungi season here, atleast for a few species that were quite prolific in the woods.

Here are some Rufus Milkcaps, they were everywhere...





I'm not sure if this is a funnel cap or another species of milkcap like coconut milkcap...


And here's some pigs ears on a ditch side, not cute like the real thing though...


And here's another unknown; some type of inocybe? I spent hours yesterday trying to id these to no avail, but may be the wonders of facebook will throw up an answer...



Oddly there are a number of non-native species in the woods such as very large fuschia bushes that were flowering, but also more worryingly japanese knot weed, rhododendron and snowberry which could do with clearing, so it was nice to see some red campion still in flower...


And a reasonable crop of berries on the rowan trees on the fringe of the woods...


This morning the wind is howling and the rain lashing against the windows again. Hopefully it will ease a bit later as Beren is wanting to do some geocaching and any excuse to get him out is a good one!



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