Hi Folks, I thought I would post some of the oddities that I have taken over the summer months.
First oddity is this fungus called Chicken-of-the-Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) This was growing from a gatepost at Moreton, the village where Lawrence of Arabia is buried. It is edible unless it is growing from a Yew tree because the toxins are absorbed by the fungi from the Yew. The information I read says it tastes like chicken hence its name.
Pine Weevil, like most weevils it is a pest, but they are weird looking, could not make out where its eyes are at first.
The middle pond of the three in the woodlands is quite shallow it seems which makes it easy to see the fish. The pictures I have taken are not brilliant as you cannot get to the edge of the pond.
Not a brilliant picture but you can just about make out the fish and someone I am sure would be able to id them.
This was taken in August 2007, the same pond