Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Munching Caterpillars, fungi and a Blencowe classic

Brittlestem fungus, Psathyrella species
On 13th November I visited Angmering Estate at Dover Lane for another fungi hunt.
 On the 14th we headed to the Hilton Cobham Hotel, Surrey for the Butterfly Conservation national AGM. As usual it was efficiently conducted with everything on time. There were the usual variety of interesting speakers:
12:00 The State of Butterflies in the UK 2015 - Richard Fox, Head of Recording
12:30 Our precious peatlands - Paul Kirkland, Director, Scotland
14:15 Munching Caterpillars: Inspiring the next generation to save butterflies and moths -
         Kate Merry, Munching Caterpillars Project Officer
14:45 Engaging people in recording - Michael Blencowe, BC Sussex Branch

16:15 Gardening for butterflies and moths - Kate Bradbury, Author and Wildlife Editor of
         Gardeners’ World Magazine
Our very own Michael Blencowe was on top form with his informative and highly amusing account of how BC Sussex has engaged people in contributing to the Sussex Butterfly Atlas 2010-14.
Bonnet fungus, Mycena species
Common Beech leaf, Fagus sylvatica
Common Hemp-nettle, Galeopsis tetrahit
bracket fungus
mushroom - id needed please
Hairy Beech Galls, Hartigiola annulipes on beech leaf
Hairy Beech Gall
Hairy Curtain Crust, Stereum hirsutum
Hazel leaf, Corylus avellana
Hedge Woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
Inkcap, Coprinellus species
King Alfred's Cake, Daldinia concentrica
lichen - id needed
Lion Shield, Pluteus leonius
Mushroom, Agaricus species
Oysterling fungus, Crepidotus species
Oysterling fungus
Pedunculate Oak leaf, Quercus robur
Sweet Chestnut leaf, Castanea sativa

Sussex member Dr Dan Danahar presented with his Outstanding Volunteer Award
by BC Chairman Dr Jim Asher

The Blencowe magic begins

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