Friday, 2 March 2012

Elves and Earthquakes

This bright red fungi, Scarlet Elf Cap, was spotted and photographed in woods on Islay by David Clugston. It's only the second time that the variety has been recorded on the whole of the Hebrides. This was reported by the Islay Natural History Trust on 28 February. A day later, on the 29th, the earth itself moved on parts of the island, was recorded on the Richter Scale at a Northern Ireland seismological station and is reported on the Trust's blog.

Scottish Island Explorer - reports and records

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

After reading the blog I took the dog in the local woods (Sheffield) and spotted some of these fungi. Never noticed them before - now I will always know them. Thanks Scottish Islands Explorer.

Richard Clubley