Friday, 22 April 2016

Arthopyrenia punctata, Glenkinnon, 17/04/2016

A spotty bark lichen.

Graphis scripta, Glenkinnon, 17/04/2016

Lots of lirellate lichen in the area on ash and hazel, some of which I have samples of waiting to be examined. This one went under the lens last night though.

Monday, 18 April 2016

A walk in the woods

Outside of Fife - this time in Selkirkshire at Glenkinnon Burn - a remarkable place for lichens though bryology was ostensibly the purpose of the visit. Here's the lovely Peltigera praetexta

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Lochgelly East, NT29

Loch Gelly is an interesting spot because half of it is in NT19 and half in NT29. The split is immediately where I park so I can go either way. First couple of lunchtime forays though I have chosen the under-recorded NT29 square.

Among a routine set of species, mostly already recorded in NT29, I have found a couple of nice things. The first is Parmotrema perlatum, which I mistook for Hypotrachyna revoluta. The second is Ramalina fraxinea. The latter appears to be woefully under-recorded in Fife while the county is bordered north and south by blanket coverage of presence in every square. that probably tells its own tale.

Parmotrema perlatum

Ramalina fraxinea