Checking out Southern Polypody and Black Spleenwort plus fungi, fungi and more fungi

CHECKING OUT SOUTHERN POLYPODY AND BLACK SPLEENWORT PLUS FUNGI, FUNGI AND MORE FUNGI - see below.

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Another recent blog on"The best moments of vis so far this year - see below

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Click over the Links: 

 2020 Visible Bird Migration records 

"Strange Polypodium Interjectum found in Burton (17th Oct 2020)

Cloud and Sunrise photo blog - click here

The new Orchid book "Britains Orchids" by Sean Cole and Mike Waller - please click this link for details.

Varieties of our local Hutton Roof Gentians and the reason for the 50/50 Purple and White, plus my research survey results. Plus "Upland Enchanters Nightshade (circae x intermedia)

 More Autumn Gentian photos (2020) can be seen here

Northern Greenland Wheatear (Oenanthe o. leucorrhoa)
Crossbills (chicks in late December etc)



Monday 16th November 2020

It was my intention to check out the Southern Polypody No.2 which we are so lucky to have in Lancelot Clark Storth (CWF). It's one of those which protrude from all areas to the head of a very large boulder which lies within deep canopied woodland. I can show you some photos further down the blog.

But the story does not start there, on my way up Vicarage Lane (Burton In Kendal) I always have my eyes peeled for nice things, whilst looking into the packed vegetation lurking in the verges. Today just turned out to be yet another special day. I managed to find some Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum) at a new site, here are some of photos.

Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum)
found on Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal (16th Nov 2020)

Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum)
found on Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal (16th Nov 2020)


Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum)
Underside showing Sori
found on Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal (16th Nov 2020)


Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum)
found on Vicarage Ln, Burton In Kendal (16th Nov 2020)

(Below) I was surprised to see so much Bush Vetch (Viscia sepium) around which are still in flower here and there. It's always been one of my favourite species and there have been flowers now since April. Also in the photo you can see the black seed pods.



Both of the above photos show the beautiful Bush Vetch with the top photo showing the flower and the lower photo showing the seed pods.

(Below) you see various photo's of both lichens and fungi which I encountered at the bottom of Lancelot Clark Storth (CWT).  It's great to see so many rotting down woodpiles which are a haven for wildlife especially the lichen and fungi, and the more you look the more you find. I can't give you species names without research, but all enjoyable whilst on my way to find the very special polypody..













So here below are some of the photo's I took showing our rare Southern Polypody No.2.

Southern Polypody (Polypodium cambricum)


Southern Polypody (Polypodium cambricum)


Southern Polypody (Polypodium cambricum)


Southern Polypody (Polypodium cambricum)


Southern Polypody (Polypodium cambricum)



Southern Polypody (Polypodium cambricum)

If you want to check out more photos of this special polypody you can click here