Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ainsdale NNR Fungal Foray 29th Sept 2012

From Tony Carter On Saturday, 29th, I led a short foray at Ainsdale Sand Dunes Reserve for the public, on behalf of Peter Gahan, the Reserve Manager. Fortunately, the sun shone. We managed to identify over thirty of the more … Continue reading

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After the Monsoon

From Tony Carter I avoided the monsoon rains yesterday to take a look at the shrubbery in Calderstones Park, Liverpool. It runs from the Harthill Road end, where the model railway is, towards the main path leading to the Hall. … Continue reading

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Eastham, 23rd September 2012

On a cool, overcast, autumnal morning we took the no. 1 Chester bus to New Chester Road opposite Christ the King church, then headed down the footpath into Eastham Woods. We didn’t see any ground fungi but the recent winds … Continue reading

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Pennington Flash 22nd September 2012

Four MNA members met at Lime St to catch the train to Newton-le-Willows and the 34 bus to Pennington Flash. We were running late and unlikely to meet those members arriving by car by 11am so Barbara phoned the leader … Continue reading

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Fossils, rocks and pubs, 16th September 2012

It was warm, bright and clear first thing, and although heavy rain had been forecast it didn’t really come down until about 2 o’clock when we were nearly at Sandhills on our way home. Liverpool Geological Society published a little … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 15th September 2012

I joined fourteen members of the Liverpool Botanical Society walk around Dibbinsdale NR. It was billed as a fungal foray but there seems to be a distinct lack of fungi at the moment only a few common species were found … Continue reading

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After the foray

From Tony Carter, 12th September 2012 After the foray at Freshfield on Sunday, 9th, I travelled back to Liverpool South Parkway, where I had left my car. Driving into Long Lane dual carriageway at Garston, I noticed some fungi on … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

From Tony Carter, 9th September 2012 A fungus that I always look for in hedgerows is Tubaria dispersa (previously T. auctocthona). This attractive little species is found under Hawthorn and grows out of the buried, mummified berries. I look for … Continue reading

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More Freshfield pics

Some more photos from our Freshfield meeting on 8th September 2012 courtesy of Chris Derri Tree Bumblebee  Recently Fledged Swallows Mating Common Darters  Ruddy Darter male Garden Spider With Prey  Spitfire

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Fungal Foray 8th September 2012

Fly Agaric A great turnout with twenty MNA members including some new faces joining our Fungal Foray around Freshfield Dune Heath and the Formby Pinewoods. Member Tony Carter provided invaluable expertise with fungi identification during the day. The weather was … Continue reading

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