Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Latticed Stinkhorns and goodbye catheter

Latticed Stinkhorn, Clathrus ruber
On September 1 I had my prostate removed. Two days later I was released with a catheter from Eastbourne District General Hospital and had my first decent night’s sleep for two days. I had been looking forward to this morning’s appointment for some time – the catheter was removed at Southlands Hospital and I have now reverted to nappy training…
  I can only speak highly of all the NHS staff who have dealt with me throughout the whole procedure. The NHS has its failings, but my recent experience has shown me the highest standards – thank you to everyone involved for your professionalism in all fields.

  We had lunch at home then visited Arundel WWT for my first photographic outing this month. We met Terry and found some Common Darters on the reedbed walk. When we dropped Terry off at home he kindly showed us something new – Latticed Stinkhorns, very interesting and well named fungi.
Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
Common Darter ♀, Sympetrum striolatum
Common Darter ♂
Brown Rollrim, Paxillus involutus - 12cm
Latticed Stinkhorn, Clathrus ruber

Nettle Groundbugs, adults & nymphs, Heterogaster urticae
Turnip Sawflies mating, Athalia rosae


  1. Hi Colin.
    Hope things are now improving for you. I have been kept up to date with what has been happening to you by Mark.
    Good to see you are back out there.
    Best Wishes.

  2. Colin, very best wishes for a speedy recovery. Can't believe I haven't 'spotted' you this season. Keep up the good work with the blog - always essential reading.

    Best wishes,

    Paul Cox


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