Mushrooms ,Toadstools,Fungus

Shaggy ink cap (Coprinus comatus) or lawyers wig fungus

Honey fungus (armillaria mellea)

Clustered toughshank (Collybia confluens)

A lone mushroom. these are one day only seems they grow at night by dusk they turn into a slime.
toadstool under the pine trees.

Even the fungus is not safe from the vandals, ah well at least they will grow again.


as you can see I really did look for the elusive Fly agaric.

Sheathed woodtuft (kuehneromyces mutabilis)

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the other six fungi on this dead silver birch are the Birch (riptiporus betulinus )

there is seven fungi on this dead silver birch
lots of these fairy villages about this one is just outside my front gate some nice person has put his foot in it.

friday photo.

sunday the village has almost doubled in hight and size

another fairy village by the river

Southern bracket (ganoderma australe)

forming a new   tinder fungus (Fomes formentarius) growth.

strange fungi growing on this willow by the river I think its a very old tinder fungi,
fungi is sprouting up everywhere.hygrophoropsis aurantiaca,
fungi on the trunk of the oak tree

trametes hirsuta

  tinder fungus (Fomes formentarius)

there are three of this type of fungi on this willow tree by the river. tinder fungus (Fomes formentarius)
FUNGI GROWING ON THE STUMP OF A CUT DOWN TREE.

My thanks go to the land owner  and his grandson Rhys  for giving me permission to roam on the land freely’ this post will be spread over the coming week.

The cattle grid on the lane to Brimmon hill farm. The only reason I went over the grid was I saw some mushrooms and Today I had set my mind on looking and photographing mushrooms hopefully colourful toadstools!

click on the pic  you will see the white spots. one on the first hill and the other bellow the pole.

on leaving the house I shot these puff fungi that had shot up through the drive tarmacadam .
Now I have the book I may as well go look for some fungi.

this big one is edible and there was lots of them in the field not all like this some flat ones small button type there was also a few poisenous fungi.

One hedge hill .

some had already been picked at,, I wonder what kind of bug eats poison fungi.

hard to id this fungi
another mushroom this what i was looking for so you may as well see the ones i did shoot, and looking at the mushroom its a damn good shot not excactly centre but, just kidding! its been eaten by a very articulate bug .
a puff ball the one next to it was ripe and it let out this dark coloured powder.
the ripe puff ball

Pair of toadstools

Pair of puff fungi

A fairy village is a clustered fairy settlement or community, larger than a hamlet with the population ranging from tens to a few hundred and we have a few villages here in Newtown.
just across the road to the village I saw the butler who was quite amuzed watching me taking photos of the village,

and this must be a hamlet
this fairy village is just outside our front gate
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Yellow wagtail ( Motacillaflava )

Magpies

Magpie on the entrance wall to the police station wonder if its been stealing something shiny.

Grey squirrel and magpie forraging on the police station green.

A lone mushroom. these are one day only seems they grow at night by dusk they turn into a slime.

The autmn falls gathering in the severn river

Bleeding pine tree. see next shot

As a boy in woodwork class we would boil this what is sap from the cut in a pine tree. once boiled it was glue, this is still used today by hand crafted wood furniture makers

Masters of camoflague the only time they are spotted is when they fly over the river in search of a moving grub.

Not a bad shot considering how far it was

Nice markings on its back or rump view

these are juvenile yellow wagtails

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Male blackbird.

Starlings gathering on the Poplar trees by St Mary's church.

Starlings in flight

starling arch

The Mallards elite meeting.

the common mallards meeting place

toadstool under the pine trees.

brew time for these canoeists. already they have done the five miles from Caersws, they said an average of 3 miles an hour and today they are hopeing to reach Welshpool some 14 miles down river.

These two guys are from the Chester area the guy waving is a Newtown man, his father still live here in Aberhafesp a vilage 4 miles out of town.

saw some very strange fun will post it tomorrow.

Making the best of a bad day


Got up at 7.00  felt like shite and went back to bed,   got up at 10.30 with the intention of having a day blogging.   the sun was in and out for a while  then the whole sky became sky blue with just a few clouds . thats it  I thought and packed my camera and off I went in search of fungi.

that load of mushrooms outside the gate had beed vandalized just leaving a few standing

ah well at least they will grow again

lets go find some more I thought as I headed out of town towards the Mochdre  end of town. Mochdre !strange name  that people would not translate into English.  Sloping Town or Pigs Town,  ie” mochyn is one pig, moch is pigs,  bae  is boar , hwch is sow, then there is the offspring moch/ mochyn bach,   little pig/s. any way I ended up on a walk to Mochdre hoping to find something as excotic as a Fly Agaric , thats the red and whie  spoted mushroom that everyone else has seen,  photographed and blogged . but i did get some nice shots of other things including mushrooms .

always around is the Robin singing its song not sure if it thinks my long lens is some kind of earth mover to look for worms,

here we are mid October and flowers are still coming out this cranesbill flowers they say, May to September

another species of field mallow that blooms May till September.


as you can see I really did look for the elusive Fly agaric.

Balwen welsh ewe. mamog cymraeg.

white ewe

black and white cows

white charolais calves

a field full of ewes

I even stopped to take a photo of a red ladybird on the way.

flies do not like flying in the rain

the shire stallion belongs to the powys agricultural college

fence post rotted from the inside.

just after i gave the horse a few strokes and told him he needed a haircut it started to rain again so took shelter for a few minutes then decided to head back.

Dolfor stream  is a bit more than a trickle after the showers we have had recently,

looking up to the 3 houses and the bridge and that in the pre 19 50s was Mochdre beyond the houses is the hamlet of Stepaside,

looking over the small bridge one of the 3 old houses as a nice collection of old colectables a hand rolling mangle a single furrow horse plough.

i took shelter from the rain under the trees thinking there may be some fungi amongst these old logs. no such luck so i decided to head back home then saw a walk sign along the mochdre brook. .

The grey wagtail flycatching on the mochdre stream.

and a closer shot.

the scenic shots will be onthis link  http://newtownpowys.wordpress.com/.

country life /file


 My thanks go to the land owner  and his grandson Rhys  for giving me permission to roam on the land freely’ this post will be spread over the coming week.

The cattle grid on the lane to Brimmon hill farm. The only reason I went over the grid was I saw some mushrooms and Today I had set my mind on looking and photographing mushrooms hopefully colourful toadstools!

click on the pic  you will see the white spots. one on the first hill and the other bellow the pole.

on leaving the house I shot these puff fungi that had shot up through the drive tarmacadam .

Now I have the book I may as well go look for some fungi.

this big one is edible and there was lots of them in the field not all like this some flat ones small button type there was also a few poisenous fungi.

One hedge hill .

some had already been picked at,, I wonder what kind of bug eats poison fungi.

A real friendly Shire stallion came galloping over  to see who I was and was I friendly.

look into my big brown Eyes.

Rhys's dad putting the impliments in store for the winter

Grand father and grandson get to watch Cris the worker

grand old barn on the old farm

looks like the two boys are taking after dad and put all the impliments under cover

an old chaffer this was turned by an engine via a pulley belt older ones had a big wheel with a handle on for turning

inside the circular part there is a wheel with two blades that would chop up whatever was put in the chaffer usually fodder beet or turnips for winter fodder for the animals

still a few harebells about

quite a few signs of rabbits in the hedgerows but no sightings.the only rabbit I saw today was in St Davids cemetary on the way home

moss growing on everything near the almost dry brook

this area once was where they piped water to the farm,

here one can see where they damed the brook and fixed two water pipes

then a connection to another pipe leading to another dam

heading for fungi country or I thought I was.

hard to id this fungi

nice flock not sure whats up with her coat ? and no english jokes please.

Maybe its the latest demonstration,, we do not want dogs on our land,, had a duck demonstration on the way home .

This demonstration was about bread,,, we need corn the were quacking

head ing back to the farmyard down the old lane I passed this nice shaped oak tree then noticed the sign on the impliment and hay barn

G & T Evans Aadfa the firm is still going but have moved to the mochdre industrial estate here in Newtown. they do not make the barns anymore but one can buy all one needs to build one call D I Y if you like. or call on Gareth Agrimont Depot Station Yard Abermule Montgomery, Powys SY15 6NH Tel : 01686 630 500 http://www.garethpugh.com/ ..

a tree trunk in need of some wood worm treatment.I think these worms have steel teeth looking at the size of them holes

Just love the woodland areas with its natural art work

another shot of the tree notice the reed bed no sign of water here but its been quite a a dry month,

most of these hill farmers make thier own quarries the stone is no good as a building material but ideal as fill ,I,E under the roads etc,

a crane fly, just hanging around

another mushroom this what i was looking for so you may as well see the ones i did shoot, and looking at the mushroom its a damn good shot not excactly centre but, just kidding! its been eaten by a very articulate bug .

a puff ball the one next to it was ripe and it let out this dark coloured powder.

the ripe puff ball

tiny flies on a dandilion flower

A Small Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis urticae on the thisle plant a few of these around on the lower fields near the mushrooms.