Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dalgety Bay - Sleeping Village

Garchinovo, Bulgaria
In the plunge pool of Scottish weather after a week of 30+ temperatures in Bulgaria. Hasn't stopped raining since we arrived but the fungi are starting to respond. Marasmius rotula (Collared Parachute) are absolutely on every small twig on the woodland floor and a couple of additions were scooped yesterday during a rainy lunchtime walk. Looking forward to bending my mind around all the shrooms that are about to pop up.

Milking Bonnet - Mycena galopus

Bulgarian garden list included: Golden Oriole, Turtle Dove, RB Shrike, Nuthatch, Syrian Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Red-rumped Swallow, Hoopoe, Bee-eater. Butterflies and Orthoptera were off the hook. Probably like being in East Anglia.

The two new additions since returning
1142 fungus Russula atropurpurea Purple Brittlegill
1143 fungus Mycena galopus Milking Bonnet

Before the village fades into distant memory, here's another village song from the might Sabbath


  1. Welcome back, looks like you had a great trip.

  2. Grey-headed Woodpecker in the garden? I wouldn't call that 'great', I'd call that very f@ckin gripping! :D

    1. :D They were "abundant", at least as far as woodpeckers go. Saw them every day. I've had them in Poland and Turkey before. Still "need" Black though