The mild November weather has helped to make 2011 an outstanding autumn for fungi and a wide variety were found when Chris Bucke led a circular walk, starting from Nettlebed on Saturday 26th November. The route started out along a footpath across a grassy pasture, where the stout orange Meadow Wax Cap was found, together [...]
On Wednesday 16th November, Mick and Jacky Cross led a walk which started and ended at the Fox and Hounds at Sunnyside, Theale. The walk started out around Hosehill Lake, where Wigeon were particularly numerous and a Water Rail was heard making its ‘squealing pig’ call from deep in the waterside vegetation. Other birds included [...]
On the 6th December 2011 we will be holding our annual Christmas Party and Photographic competition. The competition is open to all members and here is a brief reminder of the categories under which photographs can be submitted:
Against All Odds: wildlife in human-degraded habitats (building sites, roadsides, quarries, sewage farms, tips etc) Small is [...]
On Sunday 30th October, Gordon Crutchfield led a fungus foray at Lambridge Wood and Famous Copse, in the Chilterns to the north-west of Henley. The autumn colours were approaching their best, and thanks to the rain in the previous week, there were reasonable numbers of fungi around. Two different kinds of Stinkhorn were found – [...]
On Sunday 18th September, Rod d’Ayala led a field trip at Swyncombe Downs, in the Chilterns north of Nettlebed. It was raining as the party set out along the track through the bottom of the woods, where a number of large pale brown Roman snails were found in a grassy clearing. Dwarf Spurge and Small [...]
Walk Leader Fred Taylor
7 guests – all female!!
2 from Maidenhead, 2 from Checkendon, 2 from Reading ,1 from Pangbourne.
Weather: Sunny and warm, with heavy dew and a light breeze.
Trees are now turning to Autumn shades – the Guelder Roses are vivid reds at the top of Pheasant Park. The Walnuts, Horse [...]