Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Sunday 17th March 2013: LOWER WOODS

Lower Woods Nature Reserve.
MUD glorious MUD

A Liverwort (Radula complanata)

A Lichen (Evernia prunastri)

Also known as Oak Moss.

Bjerkandera adusta
Bjerkandera adusta
 is a widely distributed
 wood decay fungus 
commonly associated
 with the decomposition
 of hardwoods.
The colouring is due to the Ivy that was growing on the tree.
Dog Lichen (Peltigera membranacea)

Dog Lichen (Peltigera membranacea)
The orange-brown discs are the spore-producing structures (apothecia). The pale underside of the lichen was covered in a prominent pattern of raised white veins. Pale rhizines (root-like structures) can also be seen projecting from the underside.Lower Woods Nature Reserve.

Little Avon River
Lower Woods Nature Reserve.The Little Avon River is a small river partly in southern Gloucestershire and partly in South Gloucestershire. For much of its length it forms the boundary between the county of Gloucestershire and the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire. It rises to the east of Wickwar, near Horton, passes near Charfield, Stone and Berkeley, and enters the River Severn via Berkeley Pill.

Scarlet Elf Cup (Sarcoscypha coccinea)
 A large, scarlet,
shallow cup found growing either solitary or
 in groups, usually in damp situations on rotting
 wood under coniferous and broadleaf trees
Yellow Jelly fungus (Tremella mesenterica.
Other common names include the yellow brain,
 the golden jelly fungus, the yellow trembler,

and witches' butter

Thanks to Mark Turnbull

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