A Walk In the Woods

Friday, November 16th 2012

Brian and Elizabeth were rooting about in the woodland for treasures this afternoon.  The found several Kidney Spot Ladybirds (their favourite), harvestmen, Orange Ladybird, Spider Nests, Long Tailed Tits and several fungi.

Glistening Inkcap

This clump of Glistening Inkcaps was seen on an old log pile just off the path alongside Risedale Beck.  This is almost always found clustered on decayed deciduous wood.

Lemon Disco

This is an example of Lemon Disco, unmistakable for the small bright yellow discs spreading across the substrate.

The Kingfisher on the lake has been performing for the camera, with a happy crowd in the Field Centre being able to watch his antics on the screen.  He was seen fishing and enjoying his lunch on the perches put into the banks.

The Foxglove Christmas Dinner is on the 19th December, held at Wathgill.  There will be an excellent three course meal, followed by music, a quiz, and raffle.  All of this for £12! If you would like to come along please contact Sophie or Adam to book a place.


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