Jan – Mar 2017

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3rd January 2017 – Crowhurst Marshes

13th January 2017

17th January 2017

The first peeps of Scarlet Elf Cup, and a few other fungi still emerging because it just hasn’t been Winter in the Woods yet…

21st January 2017

A light frost in Quarry Wood, much more solid down the Marshes…

2nd February 2017

The Scarlet Elf Cup is really getting into its stride; the first Primroses, and early signs of our Early Purple Orchids…

28th February 2017

The first frogspawn, and the first bit of significant frost to penetrate the Quarry Wood canopy…

11th March 2017

That little set of daffs by the gate is now open; Aconites, Primroses and Wood Anenome are showing; Bluebell patches are hinting at coming delights; and the Scarlet Elf Cup is spreading further than we have ever seen before…

Here’s a timeline of that little strip of Candlesnuff Fungus growing in a saw-groove in a decaying log…

This changing appearance is more than ageing, it is reproduction…  “Specimens found earlier in the season may be covered completely in asexual spores (conidia), which manifests itself as a white to grayish powdery deposit. Later in the season, mature ascocarps are charcoal-black, and have minute pimple-like bumps called perithecia on the surface. These are minute rounded spore bearing structures with tiny holes, or ostioles, for the release of sexual spores (ascospores).” [Source: Wikipedia]

21st March 2017

The first Bluebells, Orchids to come and Wild Garlic beginning to swell…

30th March 2017

Unfurling: Bluebells, Ferns,  Damsons, Orchids, Anemones, Dog’s Mercury & Garlic Mustard…

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