Fungi rarely feature on this site, so here are two photos taken today of Parasol Mushrooms which I believe to be the edible Smooth Parasol, Macrolepiota procera, growing on a grassy bank on the north side of Leasam Hill. This is a common species locally, and these mature specimens are about 30 cm tall and 16 cm across. (Left-click on each photo to enlarge)
Archive for September 12th, 2008
Most of the bird activity was again at Castle Water and the surrounding fields highlights during the course of the day included, 1000 Lapwing, 16 Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Green and Common Sandpiper, 14 Snipe, 300 Sand Martin, 2 Water Rail, 5 Bearded Tit, Kingfisher, 70 Yellow Wagtail and 15 Meadow Pipit.
Rye Farmers Market is pleased to announce the launch of a new market for Rye. It will take place on the second Saturday of the month between 10am and 3pm (starting 11th October). Rye Produce Market is for a wide range of local producers - food and crafts and more - everything is made in, or near, Rye.
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An updated footpath map shows some of the new wetland features of Rye Harbour Farm and the new footpaths to explore without getting lost. Print off a large version to take with you. It is available by “clicking here.”
The Hoopoe is still present on the Desert west of Lydd-on-Sea gravel pit, although difficult due to being regularly flushed yesterday. Also, 30 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Whinchats, 20 Wheatears, 10 Mipits and 2 Hobbies.