The sleeper must awaken

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Sunday, 26 October 2014 07:31

Because I'm going on a leaf-mining day today and hope to get to a 1000 moths but I'm still in bed writing a blog. AND the title of this post is yet another quote from Dune. Anyway, Martin Allison has identified the rest of the specimens we found in the dunes at Camber Sands on Tuesday and there were some goodies in there. I was pleased to have had a go and tentatively got some of them right including this strange looking Arrhenia spathulata which took us a while in the field to decide if it was a fungi or a lichen.

This was one of the showiest fungi of the day being the Garland Roundhead Stropharia coronilla.

It was perhaps these tiny Marasmius anomalus though which I liked the most.

This Melanoleuca cinereifolia although not much to look at was one of the species strongly associated with Marram.

So, I added quite a few species that I wouldn't have, at this stage, have been able to get to species without Martin's help. Equally though, I spotted the interesting fungi there in the first place, predicted the best places to go and found many of the specimens so I believe that is team work so I am happy ticking these species until I am equipped one day to cover fungi in more detail.

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