An abortive attempt to walk around Llandegfedd Reservoir not not completely without merit. About 2 years ago the Glamorgan Fungus Group announced that Cobalt Crust, Terana caerulea was to be their ‘Fungus of the Month”. Part of the motivation was to increase the number of recorded sightings of what was thought to be an uncommon […]Read More Cobalt Crust
I was bumbling around on a short walk from the house to the nearby pond and walking past an established but small section of scrubby woodland when my eye was caught by a bright yellow blob in the shadows. So going off piste a little way I came to a mature Sessile Oak with this […]Read More Chicken of the Woods
What’s in a name? During my Walk around Coed Wern Ddu the other weekend I came across a group of green kidney shaped fungi growing in a regimented line on a fallen dead tree. After a little research I found them in my books (1,2) and identified them as Panellus serotinus, or the Olive Oysterling. My […]Read More Olive Oysterling – Panellus serotinus or Sarcomyxa serotina ?
A couple of weekends ago I took the opportunity to stroll through a small nature reserve close to home. It was once the site of a coal mine and later a clay pit, but work ceased many years ago. The old pit area is now filled with mixed deciduous woodland, and surrounded by Forestry Commission […]Read More Xylaria longipes – Dead Moll’s Fingers
Just outside the limits of the garden is a small roundabout that allows cars to turn around our small crescent, which has a couple of ornamental confiners, two silver birches and an ornamental plum. A couple of years ago we had to sit down on of the conifers after is was damaged in the snow […]Read More Turkeys on the grass