Category Archives: Fungi

Fly Agaric – So that’s how Reindeer fly?!

Autumn really has arrived and it’s well and truly fungi season! One of the most familar and striking of the toadstools out there at this time of year is the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria). Along with its striking looks this … Continue reading

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Twitch for the Two-barred Crossbill!

Recently, I took a trip to Broomhead Resevoir close to where I live in Sheffield as there was a small flock of Two-barred Crossbills (Loxia leucoptera bifasciata). On the day I visited both male, female and juveniles were present. I … Continue reading

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2012 – A Year of Discovery.

With the birth of my first child early this year alot of my adventures have involved pushing a pram around my local parks! I have however learnt so much and have been inspired by so many fellow naturalists that I’m very excited about … Continue reading

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Fungi Forensics – October Part 2. Waxcaps, Weeping Widows and more…

For those who saw Part 1 I hope you found it interesting. Here’s part 2 of Octobers’ fungi found in my local area. Pretty much  all the fungi in this post was found in my local Firth Park, Sheffield. These … Continue reading

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Fungi Forensics – October 2012 Part 1. Bird’s Nests, Poisonpies and more…

October is the bumper month for fungi and due to the amount that I found I have split October into two parts. You don’t have to go out to the wild and to special nature reserves to find some fascinating and beutiful fungi. I … Continue reading

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Fungi Forensics – September 2012. Inkcaps, Rollrims and more…

Fungi was on the increase come September and there was more to be found on my local stomping grounds where I live in Sheffield. Here’s what there was, hope you enjoy. These delicate little mushrooms are Fairy Inkcaps (Coprinus disseminatus). Found in … Continue reading

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A Fungi and Botany Walk along the Sheffield Canal

Recently I joined my local natural history society to help record some of the plants and fungi along the Sheffield/Tinsley Canal. The canal is part of Sheffields industrial heritage, very much polluted and void of life in the past. Now … Continue reading

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