Added a few new species today, Pied Wagtail, Woodcock (flushed from near the heath). Quite excitingly, I also saw this fungus:

Pizza Waxcap

Which is called Hygrophorus speciosus. It was only discovered at The Lodge in the 80’s, and this is it’s only known site in Britain, which makes it a pretty pleasing species to see.

I also saw this rotting apple this morning:

Mouldy Apple

And I wondered if it was a particular species that was causing the white growths. A little bit of research made me suspect that either Monilinia fructigena or Penicillium expansum could be the culprit. I’ve put it on ispot to try and garner an ID.

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