12th August


Deciduous fringe of coniferous plantation.


Early sun, then dull with showers.

The fungal season is now underway. These images are of Lacrymaria velutina. The larger specimen in the third image is beyond the sizes given in the books. It was a full 15 cm across. The top surface of the smaller specimen reminds me very much of a thatched roof.


Beech leaves always seem so pristine and untouched, but this tree had many leaves that bore the bright yellow gall of Hartigiola annulipes - a gall fly. Galls about 3 mm tall.


This unknown Mosquito landed on the stem of the Marsh Thistle. Body about 4 m long.

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