Spring at RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset

RSPB Ham Wall, a wetland environment in the heart of the Somerset Levels, bursts into life at this time of the year, and at a recent trip I managed to capture a few of the current inhabitants. RSPB Ham Wall, June 2021Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly at RSPB Ham Wall, June 2021Blue damselfly at RSPB Ham Wall, … Continue reading Spring at RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset

Skeletons from the Natural History Museum

Whales: Beneath the Surface was the Natural History Museum's latest exhibition, timed to coincide with the unveiling of the new entrance hall, where childhood favourite Dippy has been replaced by a blue whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. It was open to the public from 14 July 2017 until 28 February 2018.  

Fungus growing on dead wood

Witches Butter and Crowded Parchment

At a recent walk through around Fyne Court, a National Trust woodland in Somerset, I came across some peculiar looking fungi, which have even more peculiar names. This is Tremella mesenterica, or yellow brain fungus for short. It goes by many names, including witches butter, yellow trembler and the golden jelly fungus, and you can … Continue reading Witches Butter and Crowded Parchment