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Seen in Ballyarr Woods om Tuesday


 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:31 pm    Post subject: Seen in Ballyarr Woods om Tuesday Reply with quote

Walking the dog in the woods I came across this log pile with the amazing colours. They are oak logs, cut from a massive branch which fell across the path in the late spring. The logs have been piled to provide habitat -these woods are a nature reserve and are gradually being relieved of their beech, sycamore etc to try to bring them back to something like their ancient state.
I've seen bright orange freshly cut alder often enough but never colours like these.

The fungi are growing nearby. I was taken with their beauty of form and their porcelain-like translucency.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The idea of the logs is good. I did that 4 years ago but the logs have vanished under vegetation now. Always liked bracket fungi.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only in Donegal ! Lovel pics too
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely photo's GG
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeahhh Ado, only in Donegal. Where else would you see 'concentric' evenly spaced rings growing centrally in the trunk/bough? Poor trees haven't a chance when trying to grow on that rocky abutment to the rest of the green country.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You warm the cockles of my heart. Every woods has its magic. That I do not deny. Have a lovely day y'all
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