Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A week of wonderful finds

Had another wonderful week of new finds and saw some old favourites..

Trouble is having time to find out what they are all called and record them... 
I'm just to fascinated by everything !!!!


Lichen is called Dog Lichen part of the Peltigera family there are over 91 specise 

Came across this on Yeadon Banks, I have no idea what it is, Lichen ? 
So if you Know please let me know.

Monday at the park found this plant growing out of a rotting tree stump, this is the second time I have recorded this plant this week, the first was growing on a wall out of some moss..

Plant belonging to the Galium sp. Family?
If you have any information, please let me know.

(Up date) Galium aparine.

Also on Tuesday the park was full of singing birds, Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Chaffinch all in large groups.

Was a walk to Esholt woods..

One tree was covered in Orange, great colour, but is it a Lichen or Fungus ?

Lots of Jelly Ear Fungi

Mosses in the sun...

On the Church wall was this Jelly Fungi ? in the Moss

There was some flowers growing out of the wall..
Common Chickweed

Found more things but this set of finds has been driving me mad trying to find out what they are...
so many "families" of the same species look the same... 


  1. You really have embarked on specialist subject here Amanda, but you have found a lot of interesting things considering the dull winter period.

  2. Once again I wish I knew more about mosses and fungi. I'm only really confident on the Jelly Ear! The birds have definitely started singing much more here.

    1. Thanks Wendy, I too wish I knew more about them as well !

  3. Hi Amanda, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I'll reply shortly. I just came to have a look at yours and you have a nice collection of interesting moss and lichens and fungi here. I'm no good at ID of those things but the mystery plant looks to me like Cleavers (Galium aparine). It's really sticky and swamps other plants (it's a nuisance in my garden). But my chickens like to eat it!

  4. Hi Mandy , thanks for leaving a comment, the plant is Galium. I associate Galium with summer so thought it might have been something else.