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by mal71
December 13th, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: fungi for ID
Topic: another mushroom for id
Replies: 1
Views: 7

another mushroom for id

this solitary one was growing close to where we found what we thought were bluestalks, see other post i made, look like one of the Agaricus mushrooms, similar to shop bought ones ? about 100mm across the cap, which had little brownish scales on it, again just a usual mushroomy smell to it, not much ...
by mal71
December 13th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: fungi for ID
Topic: is this a Bluestalk mushroom ?
Replies: 1
Views: 6

is this a Bluestalk mushroom ?

several of these rather battered looking, little purplish looking fungi growing in the grass along a hedgerow (Hawthorn and some gorse) with conifers on the other side of the hedge, a bit hard to give much detail as the were all damaged to some extent, but these were the best of the bunch, most were...
by mal71
December 7th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Forum news
Topic: Moving the A-Z section
Replies: 16
Views: 52

Re: Moving the A-Z section

having the ability to add your own images to the A-Z would make it a worthwhile change in my opinion :)
by mal71
December 7th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Microscopy
Topic: hand held microscopes
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Re: hand held microscopes

i know someone who used one for inspecting flower parts. but with very limited success i believe ?
by mal71
December 7th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Chaffinch with white growths on its legs
Replies: 3
Views: 8

Re: Chaffinch with white growths on its legs

from what i can gather about this condition, it is some form of a cancer :o
by mal71
December 7th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Wild flowers
Topic: late bloomers
Replies: 21
Views: 69

Re: late bloomers

having seen these in flower as early as February and March, i would say its early rather than late :D
but who knows the ways of nature ?
by mal71
December 7th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: general fungi topics
Topic: your fungi bucket list
Replies: 7
Views: 25

Re: your fungi bucket list

not that i know much about fungi at all, but i would like to find some of those Morels :)
by mal71
November 30th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Plants for ID
Topic: is this a Gunnera
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: is this a Gunnera

i'd go for Gunnera too, those leaves look quite large to me, and as far as im aware Butterburr does not have those lobed /divided leaves
by mal71
November 30th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Plants for ID
Topic: Aquilegia ?
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Aquilegia ?

well, it certainly looks like an Aquilegia :) pity you did not find it it flower :)
there are some wild ones, namely A.vulgaris, which has deep blue flowers and 5 deeply hooked spurs on the top of the flower,
and,as far as i know, the cultivated ones are less deeply hooked ?
by mal71
November 24th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Trees for London Event
Replies: 13
Views: 40

Re: Trees for London Event

well done to you and your fellow allotment users for creating something for the wildlife,
i'm sure everyone else here would like to see a few photos of it :)
as for the choice of trees, i dont think i could select two myself, as i have a bit of a liking for all kinds of tree :)