Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dalgety Bay, Fife - Back in the Saddle

After a couple of days of rain I thought it would be worth looking for some mushrooms and I wasn't disappointed - though the small collection will take some time to work through. One that won't take much is the big polypore Dryad's Saddle, which was in fine fettle.

Other than my mycological homework bits of this and that were picked up, including things that really ought to have been recorded earlier. A half hour river watching produced little of interest, unless you count the cordon of female RB Mergansers that I tried to string into Goosanders until they came too close for plausible deniability. Bit early for the Goosanders, though they will come almost certainly.

712 Myosotis arvensis Common Forget-Me-Not
713 Trifolium pratense Red Clover
714 Plantago maritima Sea Plantain
715 Polyporus squamosus Dryad's Saddle
716 Lolium perenne Perennial ryegrass
717 Rhagonycha fulva Common Red Soldier Beetle


  1. Wow that clover was a long time coming! Haven't seen any bonking beetles up here yet, I'm sure they'll be around soon though.

    1. First day of sun in July and the Bonkers and the 7-spots were in evidence all along the path.

    2. Only ladybird I've seen so far is Larch!