Lichen (not), Otter Tracks, Snow on Kintail

Images from Eyre, Raasay today:

IMG_1410a

Lichen on Downy Birch

Later, Nick Hodgetts says this is probably a straight fungus rather than a lichen and Dave Genney suggests that it is Stereum rugosum and having had a look at images via Google, that looks good to me. It has been given the name Bleeding Broadleaf Crust and bleeds red when damaged.  Maybe I should check that.  Websites say its habitat is on stumps, logs and fallen branches of deciduous trees, especially hazel, but I found it on live, or at least still upright, downy birch so there may be room for doubt yet. 

IMG_1412a

Otter Tracks in the Sand

Snow on the Five Sisters

Snow on the Five Sisters

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: