Thursday, 10 March 2016

Heyshott & Ambersham Commons

Gorse, Ulex europaeus
On February 23rd I joined Paul Steven's work party at Heyshott Common where many volunteers cleared plenty of birch and conifer to benefit the reptiles that inhabit the common. Afterwards I wandered round the woods of the adjacent Ambersham Common and found a variety of arthropods and fungi.
Heyshott work party - break time
Ambersham Common:
unidentified arthropod
Banded Centipede, Lithobius variegatus
unidentified beetle larva
Birch Mazegill fungus, Lenzites betulina
Birch Mazegill
Birch Mazegill
Birch Mazegill
Black Slug, Arion ater agg.
Common Earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris
Common Greenshield Lichen, Flavoparmelia caperata
unidentified black fungus
underside of unidentified black fungus above
Gorse, Ulex europaeus
Root Rot fungus on tree stump, Heterobasidion annosum 
Root Rot
Root Rot
Silky Forklet-moss, Dicranella heteromalla
Springtail, Orchesella villosa
unidentified fungus under bark

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