SP9314 : Ink Cap Fungi at College Lake

taken 6 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Ink Cap Fungi at College Lake
Ink Cap Fungi at College Lake
This picture shows the recently emerged caps on the left and the older ones on the right, which are disintegrating in order to help spread the spores.
SP9314 : Preparing for a Fungi Foray outside the Susan Cowdy Centre, College Lake
College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring

College Lake is a large nature reserve with a very wide variety of habitats created from a large chalk pit. There is a large area of marsh with islands, and a deep water lake, while the cliffs surrounding the pit are in various stages of being "recovered" by nature. There is open meadow land and an area kept as an old fashioned cornfield full of flowers. There is woodland all round the area (originally planted to hide the quarry) and a large new woodland of native trees and shrubs. This all means that whatever time of the year you visit you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife.

There are good facilities for the visitor (and for school parties), including many hides, and displays of old agricultural equipment. It is run by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Fungus (from Tags)
Ink Cap 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9365 1407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0453N 0:38.5667W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9365 1407
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Fungus Foray 

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