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Interesting. Jacky Longlegs in Gwent English :grin:


Several of these fungi have appeared near the base of a hornbeam hedge in my garden, all with dark centres grading towards white at the edge - it was the white gills that made me take notice of them, but I don’t know what they are - I’m sure @ramblingjohn and @pippapritchard will though :slightly_smiling_face:


Cap llaeth tonllyd - Fiery milk cap (mae’n bosib).

The stem should be quite brittle, Scratch the gills and white
juice will emerge (a drop of this applied to the tip of tongue
will explain where the name comes from)!

Cheers J.P.


Diolch J.P. yes, the stem does seem quite brittle. When I scratch the gills though I couldn’t see a white juice emerging, but could that depend on the age of the cap?


A couple more ffyngau from yesterday’s Oxford walk to Radley Lakes

and (with apologies for not getting a photo of a better specimen)


Looks like.
Amarelo’r bwgen - Parasol fungus.

Madarch mewndro - Brown roll rim.

The milk from russula isn’t always easy to get
but the brittle stem certainly suggests correct family.
Cheers J.P.


Diolch J.P.! :slightly_smiling_face:


chwydden goronnog ar goeden derw - a knopper gall on an oak tree


Another for @ramblingjohn! I think I was a bit too severe when pruning the dogwood last year. It is now feeding this (bracket?) fungus but I have no idea what it is in either English or Welsh.


Bosib , Ysgwydd amryliw - Many zoned polypore.

Heddiw - Today.

Coesyn rhychog ddu - Black helvella.

Cap niwl - Clouded agaric.

Cyrn gwyn - Candle snuff fungus.

Gwyddau Aifft - Egyptian geese.

Cheers J.P.


A couple of interesting discoveries whilst on holiday in Greece recently…

Male European Mantis - Peloponnese peninsula, Greece

Male European Mantis - Peloponnese peninsula, Greece

Female Mediterranean Bush-cricket Rhacocleis germanica - Peloponnese peninsula, Greece


Heddiw - Today.

Carw mwntjac (gwrywaidd) - (Male) muntjac deer.

Carw mwntjac (benywaidd) - (Female) muntjac deer.

Cheers J.P.


Yes, to be fair, one thing I miss from my days living in E Anglia was the way that deer would just venture out of wooded areas and hapilly visit villages.


Heddiw - Today.

Cwtiar - Coot.

Hwyaden gopog - Tufted duck.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Ffwng clyst - Jew’s ear.

Siglen llwyd - Grey wagtail.

Ffwng bola - Tripe fungus.

Ceiliog - Cockerel.

Cheers J.P.


Wythnos diwethaf - Last week.

Meindwr yn anaferol - unusual spire.

Pont afon Humber - River humber bridge.

Tren ager - steam train.

Cheers J.P.


York Railway Museum/Amgueddfa Rheilffordd Efrog?


One of the engines my grandfather drove on the East Coast mainline … No he didn’t break the record!


Heddiw - Today.

Glas y dorlan wrth ochr camlas - Kingfisher beside canal.

Cheers J.P.


Gwych, J.P.! :slightly_smiling_face: