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2021

Bracket Fungi on a Tree Trunk

Spotted on a recent walk around the neighborhood. The side lighting and monochromatic colour caught my eye.

Six Word Saturday: Bracket Fungi on a Tree Trunk
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Six Word Saturday

Fungi Growing on a Tree Stump

It looks surprisingly healthy considering it was buried under snow until recently.

This is my contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Fungi Growing on a Tree Stump
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Weekly Topics

Turkey Tail fungi

This week my Flora and Fauna Friday post is the polypore mushroom Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor). Polypores are also known as bracket fungi.

When I photographed and captioned this specimen over 30 years ago the common English name was Many-zoned Polypore. That name seems to be less common than the name Turkey Tail nowadays.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Many-zoned Polypore
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Weekly Topics

Fly Agaric

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) fungi. An alternative common English name is Fly Amanita.

The reason for fly in the common English name is because the fungi is traditionally used for catching flies.

The Fly Agaric is the classic red toadstool popular with illustrators of children’s books. This specimen was photographed on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England in the autumn.

Weekend Challenge: What Is It
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Month of Squares

Four Of A Kind #2

A group of four Fly Agaric fungi on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

This is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Four Of A Kind
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Six Word Saturday

Dead Wood, Fungi and New Growth

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: Dead Wood, Fungi and New Growth

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 31st May 2020

Silent Sunday: 31st May 2020