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archaeoroutes

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TR - Another Local Wood
« on: 12:27:14, 24/05/20 »
We walked a little further than normal yesterday, past the river and into a lovely area of woodland and pasture. Lots of orchids and other flowers.



























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« Reply #1 on: 12:50:23, 24/05/20 »
Lovely woodland. And that fungus is very dramatic!

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« Reply #2 on: 13:59:27, 24/05/20 »
Lovely views of all the trees, and those ferns too..& it is great to see big old Oak trees set in fields with lots of space.  O0

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« Reply #3 on: 14:58:00, 24/05/20 »
Excellent woodland and a superb fungus, great day  O0

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« Reply #4 on: 15:12:00, 24/05/20 »
Very nice pics.
Was the amazing fungus as huge as it looks.

archaeoroutes

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« Reply #5 on: 19:35:48, 24/05/20 »
Very nice pics.
Was the amazing fungus as huge as it looks.
It was bigger than my head. I think it was a chicken of the woods.
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« Reply #6 on: 07:32:03, 25/05/20 »
it is great to see big old Oak trees set in fields with lots of space.  O0
Yes. Those meadows are clearing in the wood and are grazed by old breeds of pony. Full of common spotted and heath spotted orchids and all sorts of other wildflowers.
Its common land shaped by the rights of estover and turbary.
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« Reply #7 on: 07:39:11, 25/05/20 »
Wood pasture is very beautiful. Were you in the Blackdown hills? 
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archaeoroutes

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« Reply #8 on: 09:19:37, 25/05/20 »
Were you in the Blackdown hills?
No. We look out of our back garden towards the Blackdowns, but this was the other way.
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« Reply #9 on: 11:12:38, 26/05/20 »
Lovely pics - lovely woodland.


Am I the only person who finds fungus a little nausea inducing? (Not all - just the big tree growing ones).

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« Reply #10 on: 19:20:32, 26/05/20 »
Oh that looks a lovely walk.  All green and leafy and inviting  :)


Isn't chicken of the woods edible?



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archaeoroutes

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« Reply #11 on: 22:07:41, 26/05/20 »
Isn't chicken of the woods edible?
I believe so. Didn't try it, though. I eat a lot of wild plants, but have a rule not to risk fungus (apart from giant puffballs which are impossible to mistake).
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« Reply #12 on: 08:06:35, 27/05/20 »
Isn't chicken of the woods edible?
Not all the time.  I think it is edible from late autumn.
I have never tried it, but keep intending to as a lot grows down here.
But like chicken, it is the sauce that is interesting, not the chicken.


Am I the only person who finds fungus a little nausea inducing? (Not all - just the big tree growing ones).
Yes. My sister's first husband did his PhD about some fungi.
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