Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Fungus and Butterflys


At the caravan in Wales the beginning of August I happened to spot some plate fungus growing on a tree, It was one of the bigger ones I have see so far , just had to get a photo
 Did not look hard to get to but it was
























I managed to reach up and get s couple of photos

 and with some further reaching got one looking down





On the way back I spotted butterfly's on a buddleia
 The peacock flew off but the red admiral did not
 Or the painted lady
Taking part in Our World Tuesday

Seems I inadvertently added a couple of photos of a Giant Puffball 
Mushroom 






Spottted it when we returned at the end of the month so went and got a couple of photos





The lumps missing seem to have been caused by slugs eating it.
When I walked back with the dog in the evening the puffball was missing and laying in the hedge further, I think some kid kicked it away. Shame really.









14 comments:

  1. Wow...I've never seen fungus this size! Impressive. And gorgeous butterfly images.

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  2. From this distance, that looks like Polyporus squamosus; if so, it's edible if young and tender enough. We have them here on the North Pacific, too.

    Great photos!

    Robin
    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

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  3. Mushrooms/fungi fascinate me. I wish I'd started seriously pursuing the study of them years ago.
    Thanks for joining us this week at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-strange-sight.html

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  4. Beautiful photos, interesting fungus and love love love the butterflies

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  5. Fascinating photos of fungus. Worth the effort to get those pictures.

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  6. The fungus is amazing and I'll have to keep my eyes open now to see if I can spot some around here. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love Fungus photos, I don't know why but I find them interesting.

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  8. Beautiful colors on that butterfly and the fungus is spectacularly BIG- lovely shots

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  9. Love the fungus photos and the butterflies. We've been seeing some very old dark fungus on a tree in our neighborhood. I should go photograph it.

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