Fungal Foray at Stockhill, 29 September 2021

Fungal Foray at Stockhill, 29 September 2021

Photograph above: Conifer Blueing Bracket (Postia caesia) © Helena Crouch Leaders Alan Rayner & Helena Crouch Four members met on a sunny but chilly autumn morning following a long warm dry spell ended by heavy rain in the 2-3 days previously. We were anxious...

Around Mells & Great Elm, 21 August 2021

Leader Tom Rogers The day began with persistent rain as six NATS members joined the leader on a walk of approximately 5 miles. We started walking back along the road towards Great Elm. After about 150 yds we left the road & entered the Wadbury valley to walk...
Slimbridge WWT Reserve, 25 August 2021

Slimbridge WWT Reserve, 25 August 2021

Leader David Goode Fourteen members and friends gathered in the car park at the Wildfowl and Wetland Centre on a rather overcast morning, where we were welcomed by the incessant note of a migrant chiffchaff and the distant call of a greenshank . We made our way...
Eastwood Farm LNR, Brislington, 22 July 2021

Eastwood Farm LNR, Brislington, 22 July 2021

Above: Greater Dodder (Cuscuta europaea) © David Hall Leader: Helena CrouchOn a scorching hot day, nine members met in a residential road near a large industrial estate at the edge of Bristol, to explore Eastwood Farm Local Nature Reserve. The reserve, a former dairy...

Bradford-on-Avon, 15 July 2021

Leader Felicity Gilmour A day that had started bright and sunny turned overcast by the time 12 Nats members met at Bradford-on-Avon station. This had the fortunate advantage of bringing the Swifts down low, and screaming parties soared above us as we started our walk...
Black Dog Wood, 6 July 2021

Black Dog Wood, 6 July 2021

Leader Phillip Delve Black Dog is an extensive woodland, between Westbury and Frome, owned by the Longleat Estate and bisected by the A36 dual carriageway. From Black Dog Farm, where we left half our cars, 15 of us, sharing lifts in the other cars, transferred 400m...