Birch Polypore or Razor Strop #fungi



Fungi, Birch Polypore, September 2017


Piptoporus betulinus. (more…)

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Space oddity #wildflowers



Flowers, Devils-bit Scabious, September 2017


There’s something unworldly about Devils-bit scabious, Succisa pratensis. (more…)

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September sun #nature



Trees, general, September 2017


A first autumn visit on a sunny morning. (more…)

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Hanging on #trees



Trees, Crab Apple, September 2017


Most of the crab apples are on the ground but a few haven’t fallen yet. (more…)

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Birds of a feather #birds



Birds, Great Tit, September 2017


A flock of Great Tits made its way through the clearing. (more…)

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A last glimpse of summer … #nature


Nature, north ride, August 2017


The north ride, looking east. (more…)

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Good and bad in the wood’s 2016 species list #nature



Fungi, Hyalorbilia Lunata, October 2016

Hyalorbilia Lunata. Copyright: Surrey Fungus Group.


More than 30 new species were recorded in the wood in 2016, most of them fungi but the largest a tree! (more…)

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Stagshorn #fungi



Fungi, Yellow Stagshorn, August 2017


Probably immature, Calocera viscosa, Yellow Stagshorn. (more…)

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Brown-lipped Snail #snails



Snail, Brown-lipped Snail, August 2017


Cepaea nemoralis, provisional identification. (more…)

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‘There is an evening coming in across the fields …’ #nature



Nature, trees, August 2017


Goingby Philip Larkin and the view leaving the copse. (more…)

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Autumnal #trees



Trees, Hawthorn, August 2017


Autumn arrived early in the wood, with plenty of berries and fungi. (more…)

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Dog Vomit or Scrambled Egg #slime mould



Slime Mould, Dog Vomit, August 2017


Fuligo septica. (more…)

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