Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Bits and bobs...

It's been a while since I last posted (busy busy!) but my first treecreeper of the year at Stackpole has been the first sighting of note for a while. Spotted on the lower section of the walk at Stackpole court. Nice to see plenty of snowdrops breaking through as well. Also, last week an otter was swimming in plain view near the boathouse at Stackpole. I'm not confidently able to say whether it was male/female or cub/adult; but a fairly educated guess would be a young male. Lots of Fulmars off Barafundle last week and a slow worm near my house in lower Pennar were the main wildlife sightings worth reporting. Plenty of the red variant of orange peel fungus around the Stackpole estate - is that the right description?? The recently felled trees at Stackpole also have some great specimens of bracket fungi that I recommend checking out before they're removed.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Grant,
    The red cups at Stackpole are likely to be Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca). They are found on dead wood on the ground, usually in dampish areas, and are at their best from about January through to the end of March.