Monday, 11 November 2013

Fungi Findings

A few weeks ago our Nature group went for a walk in Crawfordsburn Country Park which is about 2 miles from my home , to look for Fungi.  Altough we found some, our leader, Brian Gibson said it had not been cold enough to bring the masses of fungi out that are usually there.  I took photos so that you would have an idea of what the Park is like and I do not know the names of the Fungi so I suggest you get you cuppa, sit back, put the photos into slide mode and enjoy.   At the end I made a video of the waterfall.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bird's nest above fungus.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jackdaws
 
My creative attemmpts of these photos of tree roots
 
 
 
 

 

When we finished our walk, we went into the Crawfrodsbirn Centre to get some refreshments.
 
I hope you enjoyed this beautiful park, which incidently leads down to the sea and a lovely beach.
 
You can access the video at

http://youtu.be/CMz8f7JYjAM

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34 comments:

  1. nice to share outings with like-mindeds Margaret and lovely location. I couldn't get over how fast the water falling; you had quite some downpours to instigate that lot obviously. At the slower end by the little wooden bridge at the end I could imagine Ratty and Moley coasting along...

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  2. It looks like a damp and mushroomy place - splendid!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Hi Stewart It was damp that day but it had not been cold enough to bring out most of the mushrooms. It should have been great usually at this time of year but of course we have had warmer weather than normal, even still. Thanks for comment.

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  3. HI Carole I love the imagine of Ratthy and Moley coasting along. That is brilllianit . Over the past few days here it has been lovely sunny weather although a bit cold,now my bird group meet this morning and it is raining so we may stay inside and I will do a leacture. Many thanks for your comment, they did make me smile today so that is a good start to the day. Thanks and have a great evening yourself.

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  4. That is an impressive waterfall.
    A good selection of fungi. The wet, warm weather has not produced a great crop this year but there are still species that have done well, Parasols and puff balls I've had a few meals from.

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  5. HI Yes It is awoderful waterfal and we have not had our winter rain yet!! Well the weather peple say it is goingto be sunny here today with temps at 13 degrees so I hope to get the bird grop out this morning. Thanks thanks for comment adn have a great day. Hope you have triied out your new camera!!

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  6. The waterfall is gorgeous. It's always so relaxing listening to water.

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    1. HI Gunilla Glad you liked the Waterfall. Thanks for comment.

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  7. Lovely area for walking, Margaret.
    The waterfall I find really beautiful.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. HI Irma Glad you liked the waterfall and area. Thanks for comment.

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  8. Très joli post! Interesting post ! marvellous shot ! j'adore ta 1ère photo!
    Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages, Merci, bonne journée!
    Cath.

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    1. HI Cath I am glad you enjoyed the images adn the commentary. Thanks for comments.

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  9. Great shot of the mini waterfall Margaret, obviously a lot of recent rainfall.

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    1. HI Roy Glad you liked the mini waterfall and area. Thanks for comment

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  10. What a nice walk, gorgeous nature scenes. Love the cute mushrooms and the waterfalls. Have a happy day!

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    1. HI Eileen Glad you liked the waterfall, mushroom and area. Thanks for comment

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  11. Some very interesting shapes and colours there Margaret (the fungi)! But don't go fancying a stroganoff. Have a great week.

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    1. HI Phil No chance of me eating any fungi found as I do not know the ID to any of them! Many thanks for your comments

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  12. heavy rushing water! wow! i loved the bird's nest on the fungi! so cute.

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    1. HI Tex Yes i thought that was a great find. Thanks for comment.

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  13. Great selection of fungi there Margaret and the waterfall is very impressive :) Another beautiful place to go for a walk :)

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    1. HI RR Yes a good place for a walk and I am glad you liked the fungi and waterfall. Thanks for comment.

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  14. An impressive little waterfall there Margaret and some great shots and video, it's amazing to see the power of water! Not a good year for fungi so far but you managed to see a reasonable selection...[;o)

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    1. HI Trevor Glad you liked our little waterfall. It was 14 dgrees here today, too hot for Fungi but my bbird group enjoyed the weather and birds. Thanks for your comments.

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  15. You found some nice fungi and captured it beautifully. And the waterfall is so pretty!

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    1. hi Linda. gald you liked the waterfall and images. Thanks for comments.

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  16. thanks for visiting my blog and I guess it is the time for mushrooms all over where it is wet..we get a lot of them here....I like the waterfall also....cheers.

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    1. Hi Nor. thnaks for comments and glad you liked the waterfall and mushrooms.

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  17. Hi Margaret, What a great walk you had…. That cascade was really flowing, wasn't it???? Gorgeous--and tons of water!!! I love fungi photos also ---and have quite a few in my archives… Looks like the group was having a lot of fun.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy. Many thanks for your comments. I am glad you loved the cascading waterfall and the images.

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  18. Always FUN to find some Fungus :) I think mushrooms are petty cool!! That water looked a bit scary! and I LOVE that wooden sculpture - looks like a raccoon.

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  19. What alot of fun it would be to be on a nature hike with this lovely group, and your photos are just great. Aren't the fungi so fun to find, each so different, and some with pretty amazing colors.

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  20. What a lovely waterfall! Looks like you found lots of fungi!

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