Even More Rain!

Monday, August 6th 2012

The torrential rain over the weekend has washed out many of the footpaths at Foxglove.  The deep gulleys in these will be filled and repaired as the weeks goes on.

Evidence can be seen all over the reserve of the amount of water that fell, with large areas of grass flattened by floodwater, and some footpaths still rather damp underfoot.

Dryads Saddle

On a walk last week Elizabeth and Brian found several beautiful examples of fungi including this Dryads Saddle (Polyporus squamosus), which is more commonly found fruiting spring.

This mushroom is commonly attached to dead logs or stumps at one point with a thick stem.  The body can be yellow to brown and has 'squamules' or scales on its upper side. One the underside are clearly visible pores; characteristic of this genus.

Dead Moll's Fingers

This cluster of Dead Moll's Fingers (Xylaria longipes) were found on deadwood up along the woodland walk.  Some of the defining features for this fungus include its club-shaped head, and the way its surface develops cracks and fissures as the fruiting bodies age.


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