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