Monthly Archives: September 2010

Martin Mere 25th Sept 2010

Headed up to Martin Mere on 25th September 2010. Large numbers of Pink-footed Geese¬†present in the fields as I took the train from Southport to New Lane station. Estimates of Pinkie numbers on the reserve are currently around 10,000! Plenty … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 26th September 2010

We got the 82 from Liverpool ONE bus station, got off at the stop before Aigburth Vale and we were at Sefton Park lake by 10.30. It was a cool day, but sunny and bright. Following the upheavals and renovations … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale Fungi again…

Took the afternoon off work on 22nd Sept 2010 to check on any new fungi additions at Dibbinsdale. Persistence or obsession ūüėȬ†is paying off and there were some more great finds.¬†¬†A few Stump Puffballs Lycoperdon pyriforme, Smoky Bracket Bjerkandera adusta, … Continue reading

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Freshfield Fungi Finds

I headed along to Freshfield on the 18th September 2010 and had a route around the small wood beside the dune heath before crossing the railway and continuing down the Old Fishermans Path. A few smurf house fungi around, most … Continue reading

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Runcorn Hill LNR, 19th September 2010

It was a really wet day today, not really nature walking weather, so it was a help that the bus journey was 1¬ľ hours each way! ¬†We took the 82A from Liverpool ONE bus station at 10.14 and rode all … Continue reading

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Frodsham Marsh – 18/9/10

A small group met on Frodsham¬ís, Marsh Lane Motorway Bridge before following the lane westwards towards No 6 tank. It was interesting to see how the shrubs alongside the track had recovered after being stripped of foliage by the larvae … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale Fungi 11-16/9/10

Quite a productive foray by myself and Sabena over a series of days. Blackening Russule Russula nigricans, Red-cracked Bolete Xerocomus chrysenteron, The Charcoal Burner Russula cyanoxantha, Common Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus, Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus, Common Earthball Scleroderma citrinum, Judas’s Ear … Continue reading

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Yet More Dibbinsdale Fungi Finds

I had a phone call from Dave Bryant asking whether I had seen the Orange Peel Fungi at Dibbinsdale. I had not, these must have sprung up in the¬†two days since I visited. I managed to take the afternoon off … Continue reading

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New Brighton and Rake Lane Cemetery, 12th September 2010

I heard the first Pink-footed Geese of the autumn this morning, flying over my garden in Crosby. It was a lovely bright day, but there was a bite of autumn in the air. We met at Sir Thomas Street for … Continue reading

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More Dibbinsdale Fungi Finds

A return visit to Dibbinsdale LNR on the Wirral to forage for fungi on the 11th September 2010 proved what a difference a couple of weeks can make. The Beefsteak Fungus Fistulina hepatica was now fully mature and had a … Continue reading

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