Out alone today, I took a trip to Craster and walked the heugh up to Dunstanburgh castle on the quest for fungi. Waxcaps to be precise. These lovely small mushrooms glow like jewels in short un treated grasslands, but are not something I am not too familiar with, only having found them rarely. I could have headed inland towards the Cheviots or Simonsides but thought I would stay local to see if I could find some near home.
As the weather was so good, I took a lot of pics, so I make no apologies for making this post very photo heavy. Craster is less than 2 miles from home, and on a day like this there cant be many better places to be in the UK.
|Grasslands down to Dunstanburgh Castle|
|Snowy Waxcap ( thanks to all who helped me with this one)...|
|Candle snuff Fungus in the dew.|
|Above - Scarlet Waxcap, I only found two, one freshly emerged and one well open.|
|Golden leaves in Craster|
|Feathered Thorn, a new moth for the year.|
|Above - Red Admirals on Ivy in Howick Village|
|Speckled Wood with the Red Admirals.|