Nature Amblers 2019


Nature Amblers at East Quantoxhead 2019. Photo by Alison Andrew

October  Thirteen of us enjoyed a sunny amble at Webber’s Post.  We identified 18 different fungi, including fly agaric and tremella (also called the brain fungus) – there were others we couldn’t name.  We also saw a variety of flora and fauna, plus a Red Admiral catching the last of the autumn sun. 

June  Eight of us enjoyed an amble at East Quantoxhead, led by Catherine.  We strolled along the grassy path between fields of crops from car park to cliff top, identifying 72 species of flora and fauna.

May  We enjoyed a sunny amble around Wanneroo in Timberscombe.  Rosemary led us down a narrow tree–lined path leading to a bridge over the river Avill into a lovely hidden meadow bordered by mature trees, with a beautiful expanse of green grass and yellow buttercups.  Closer inspection revealed a myriad of plants and animals to record, totalling 59 species.

April  After a lovely sunny Easter, our amble took place on a miserable day.  It rained a lot, but not as much as last April!  We saw lots of bluebells and early purple orchids.  We discussed the structures of these flowers as an aid to their identification.  Some of us felt that the primroses weren’t as spectacular as the ones we saw last year.

March   Seven members enjoyed ambling through the community wood at Woodcombe.  The weather was beautiful with sunshine and a clear blue sky.  The stroll lasted about two hours, during which time we saw and identified about 60 species of trees, plants, butterflies, birds and insects.