We welcome contributions from anyone with an interest in wildlife. Our aim is that the blog will be used for sharing sightings, photographs, events, and any other aspects of natural history interest in the East Glamorgan area of Vice County 41. This covers Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and the western part of Caerphilly.
Southern Marsh Orchids
Friday, 28 February 2014
I spotted this striking slime mould, the first of it's kind I have seen, at the Amelia Farm Trust last weekend. I'm no expert on slime moulds but I think it might be Metatrichia floriformis. If anyone can confirm the id I would be grateful! The spherical fruiting bodies were hanging vertically down on stalks that were a redder colour than is evident from the photo
I guess the slime moulds may be one of the few organisms enjoying this wet and comparatively mild (temperature wise) winter!