Tuesday
Mar102015

Mandarin Ducks

A male mandarin duck, Aix galericulata.

And a female:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2009-12-26.

Monday
Mar092015

Moorhens

A pair of moorhens, Gallinula chloropus.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-08-14.

Sunday
Mar082015

Ducks

A male mallard (Anas platyrynchos) with a grey mallard hybrid female.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-03-06.

Saturday
Mar072015

Lichen

Lipstick lichen, Cladonia macilenta, growing on a fallen tree trunk.

Photo taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-03-01.

Friday
Mar062015

Fungi

Fruiting bodies of Daldinia concentrica growing on a horse chestnut log (Aesculus hippocastanum).  Identification confirmed by the concentric bands revealed by cutting a cross section:

Photos taken in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-03-01.