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by chrisjohnson
06 Jun 2014, 06:48
Forum: Plants and Flowers
Topic: Moonwort
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: Moonwort

Even better with your new camera. 8-)

Chris
by chrisjohnson
19 May 2014, 17:53
Forum: Fungi
Topic: St. George's Mushroom
Replies: 0
Views: 873

St. George's Mushroom

Calocybe gambosa , commonly known as St. George's mushroom, is nationally common. However, I have never seen it here and when checking the national database for records could only find two, both vague and unacceptable without further information. Bill Neill reported it from his garden earlier this ...
by chrisjohnson
06 Feb 2014, 08:20
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Balranald 5th February
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: Balranald 5th February

Nice photographs.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
18 Jan 2014, 08:53
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Introduction to Mosses and Liverworts
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Introduction to Mosses and Liverworts

Sorry there is an error in the OHBR Facebook address, it should be:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Outer-Heb ... 545?ref=hl
OHBR website:
http://www.ohbr.org.uk/

Christine
OHBR
by chrisjohnson
08 Jan 2014, 09:01
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Tawny Funnel (Lepista flaccida)
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Tawny Funnel (Lepista flaccida)

Both here and nationally, it has been a very good fungi season and due to the mild weather, fungi can still be found. On a visit to North Loch Eynort at the weekend, we came across a large area of fruiting Tawny Funnels which are common in all types of woodland, often in large groups or rings. The w...
by chrisjohnson
30 Dec 2013, 08:10
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Glossy Ibis South Uist
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Glossy Ibis South Uist

I also had one on the Kilaulay machair yesterday.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
03 Oct 2013, 07:41
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Stornoway Castle Grounds October 1st/2nd
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Stornoway Castle Grounds October 1st/2nd

On a fungus foray in Stornoway woods on 29 September, 3 skeins of Barnacle Geese (170, 70, 80) flew over in an EESE direction (which I thought was unusual). This is very different from the geese we get passing through Ardivachar, heading south.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
01 Sep 2013, 09:23
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Pussmoth Caterpillar
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

Re: Pussmoth Caterpillar

Hi Peter

You need to look carefully at the posts: the larvae 'chew' the timber to form their cocoon which is oval and blends well with the background.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
01 Sep 2013, 06:29
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Clavulina cinerea?
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: Clavulina cinerea?

Hi Gwen

This is a Ramariopsis, either R. subtilis or R. kunzei, not readily distinguishable in the field. They need microscopy.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
24 Jul 2013, 08:26
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Re: Butterflies

The Peacock is still a scarce butterfly. I didn't see one last year or this year yet.

Chris