This is the first published
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Shoreham-by-Sea and the
Adur Valley & District, West Sussex, England
January 2004 : Volume 6
on a loose twig, a few bodies of the Jew's
auricola-judae, were discovered amongst
the mosses underneath the Hawthorn scrub. Incongruous, because none
of the living trees nearby were hosts to this fungus. An old bird's nest
with a moss base was visible high up in the Hawthorn.
the copse at the top of Mill Hill, the
workmen had sawn down some of the pine trees and made a small fire. I think
these were the Corsican Pines,
nigra var. maritima.
were at least ten Magpies
in the field between Mill Hill Nature Reserve and Old Erringham Farm and
a flock of over a dozen Goldfinches
near the flint outbuildings.
the prefabricated huts on Golden Sands Caravan Park, near Widewater
Lagoon, Lancing, a female Black Redstart
was recognised. This bird was not
been recorded before on these Nature Notes pages and has probably been
overlooked as the bird is plain in colour. This
bird is usually a fairly common Winter
the stroud by the Withy Patch, New Monks
Farm, Lancing, the Jew's Ear Fungus,
auricola-judae, was beginning to turn
was another white fungus or lichen on the trunk of a living tree amongst
the prevalent rotten wood.
the Shoreham Harbour fog horn boomed, four Oystercatchers,
ostralegus, probed for worms amongst
the mussel beds and sand on Kingston
Beach at low tide.
the grass and tree roots on the Cokeham
Reed Beds (west Lancing)
several orange-brown mushrooms poked their caps above the leaf litter.
J has tentatively identfied this species
This ID has NOT been confirmed (just a possible).
plumped for Tubaria
and Malcolm Storey (BioImages)
thought it was more likely to be this species.
fungus was seen in the same location. Malcolm
suggested the strong possibility it could be the Tawny
Funnel Cap? Lepista
inversa (=Clitocybe flaccida). Message
2. This second species (left) has pale gills whereas Tubaria
has orange gills.
of the British Isles (Yahoo Group)
of Shoreham (with images of Tubaria furfuracea)
English Names for Fungi
a visit to a garden adjacent to the Cokeham Reed beds I was able to hear
for myself the squealing call of a Water
Rail. The call is regularly heard
from this garden, the bird would have been at least 200 metres away, well
concealed among the Phragmites australis Reed bed.
small flock of half a dozen Long-tailed
Tits visited my south Lancing garden (TQ
was also seen amongst the undergrowth.
first birds for 2004 were fifty noisy Starlings
in the Sycamore Tree in Corbyn Crescent
(the one that survived the storm of October
1987) almost simultaneously a Herring
Gull flew past. (TQ
very little colour and green vegetation on the Downslink
cyclepath, and patches of standing water and mud, sometimes the shyer
birds make their presence known, but there was very little to see, Blue
Tits were noticeable and a few Moorhens
in the fields on the west side of the river next to Ladywell Stream (near
Cuckoo's Corner, on the Coombes Road).
of Velvet Shank,
velutipes fungus were growing on at
least three trees to the north of Cuckoo's Corner.This
is a typical species of late autumn throughout the winter. It is a remarkable
species since it has its own built in antifreeze and can go through frosts
unfazed and resume dropping spores immediately afterwards. Indeed, its
growth and spore production are stimulated
of Shoreham (with more images)
Fungi: Fruiting Bodies (Monthly Guide)
Valley Book List
Archaeological Society EGroup
of the Week.
| ari | n. Also -rr-. Pl. pronounced same. L19. [Fr.] In the south
of France: uncultivated land of a calcareous soil overgrown with low scrub;
the vegetation found on such land.
| bm | n. E18. [Fr. berme f. Du. berm, prob. rel. to ON barmr brim.]
1 A narrow space or ledge; esp. in fortification, the space between a ditch
and the base of a parapet. E18. 2 A flat strip of land, raised bank, or
terrace bordering a river
etc.; a path or grass strip beside a road. L19.
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the leaves having been blown off of most of the broad-leaved trees, the
photograph of the Mill Hill copse loses its autumn colours. The deciduous
trees are Italian Alder,
tall evergreens are Corsican Pines.
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