Sunday 6 November 2016

Fallow deer rut at Petworth Park

Fallow Deer, Dama dama
On Thursday I visited Petworth Park to see the fallow deer rut. There was plenty of bellowing by the bucks.
Autumn leaves

Brittle Cinder, Kretzschmaria deusta
Brittle Cinder
Candlesnuff Fungus, Xylaria hypoxylon
Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus sulphureus
unidentified crust fungus

Cup lichen, Cladonia species
Egyptian Geese, Alopochen aegyptiacus
Fallow Deer, Dama dama

Floating Pennywort, Hydrocotyle ranunculoides
This is on the lake in front of Petworth House. It is an invasive non-native species. 
"First naturalised in 1990 as a result of discarded plants from garden ponds. Can grow up to 20cm per day and may quickly dominate a waterbody forming thick mats and impeding water flow and amenity use. May out-compete native species by blocking out light, causing deoxygenation, obstructing air breathing insects from reaching the water surface and reducing water temperatures. Floating pennywort is listed under Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 with respect to England, Wales and Scotland. As such, it is an offence to plant or otherwise cause this species to grow in the wild."
Golden Spindles, Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Golden Spindles
Lacquered Bracket, Ganoderma lucidum
Lacquered Bracket

Shoveler, Anas clypeata
Trichoderma viride, anamorph of Hypocrea rufa
Trichoderma viride, anamorph of Hypocrea rufa
Yellow Dung Flies mating, Scatophaga stercoraria

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