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 +  * Fungi Walk, October 2017
 +  * Invertebrates Walk, September 2017
   * Himalayan Balsam Control Update, Summer 2017   * Himalayan Balsam Control Update, Summer 2017
   * Summer Walk, July 2017   * Summer Walk, July 2017
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   * Bird Migration   * Bird Migration
   * Big Pull 2 - Himalayan Balsam Pull 2010   * Big Pull 2 - Himalayan Balsam Pull 2010
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 +=====FUNGI WALK WITH ZIGGY SENKANS, 3 OCTOBER 2017===== 
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 +An interesting fungi day as always, led by Sheffield City Council Biodiversity Officer Ziggy Senkans, looking at Newfield Spring Wood and surroundings. There was certainly plenty to look at and ponder over, with around 40 species identified on the day  - with a few requiring further checking later. Prominent on the day were buttercaps and ochre brittlegills,​ lots of them in the leaf litter. Also quite common were angel'​s bonnet, sulphur tuft, the deceiver and yellowing curtain crust. Among the less obvious were holly speckle, earthball and candlesnuff fungus. The highlights for me were a beautiful wood blewit, amethyst deceiver, pink bonnet, wood hedgehog, grey coral, oak bug milkcap and a webcap species with a particularly bulbous stem. A big Thank You! to Ziggy for giving his time and expertise on a tricky subject for us. 
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 +Place your cursor over the fungi photos below to see a caption. 
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 +J.W.  
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 +=====INVERTEBRATES WALK WITH SORBY NAT. HISTORY SOCIETY, 7TH SEPT 2017===== 
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 +We enjoyed a productive day, recording around 100 species in hedgerows, rough meadow and woodland. Although this date was later in the year than usual for an insect walk it yielded plenty of butterflies,​ bees, wasps and flies thanks to some sunny spots in sheltered places. A small copper butterfly was a nice surprise, and we spotted small white, comma and speckled wood butterflies. Just a selection of sightings include: longhorn beetle, slender ground hopper, four-spotted orb weaver spider, purple woodlouse, 22-spot ladybird, green shield bug, dor beetle, garden bumblebee, freshwater shrimp, and silk button gall on oak. For me, the star had to be the female southern hawker dragonfly which Derek spotted resting in a hedge - see photo. We were also on the lookout for an ivy bee but did not see one. These attractive bees seem to be moving up from the south so they may reach our area. 
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 +As always, hearty thanks to Sorby members and Derek Whiteley in particular for leading the walk and providing expertise.  
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 +J.W. 
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 =====HIMALAYAN BALSAM CONTROL UPDATE===== =====HIMALAYAN BALSAM CONTROL UPDATE=====
  
 

 

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