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Offline hollins

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #330 on: July 08, 2016, 09:50:54 pm »
I am going to try and lighten the mood with some of my Swiss wild flower photos.

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Re: Wild flowers............... poisonous plant warning
« Reply #331 on: July 29, 2016, 01:10:37 pm »
A poisonous plant that leaves people who touch it with burn-like blisters is rife in parts of North Wales.

With its most rampant season being during July and August, people are being warned to avoid giant hogweed.

When the tiny hairs on its stems come into contact with the skin, it causes an irritation.

But when the sun is exposed to sunlight, the skin swells and blisters and leaves victims with sores that look like serious burns.

In North Wales, there are hogweed hotspots around Valley and Holyead , Caernarfon , Abersoch , Llanbedrog , Llandudno and Llanrwst - and the school holidays could see a spike in cases of injuries.

More.....http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-giant-hogweed-hotspots-11678995


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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #332 on: July 30, 2016, 05:08:24 pm »
Wasn't sure where to post this. Not wild flowers or local wildlife but definitely humongous fungus!
 :o :o :o

I have googled it and I think it is meripilus giganteus.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #333 on: July 31, 2016, 05:27:42 pm »
You could make hubby a nice mushroom omelette with all that Fungi Hollins.         $dins$



On second thoughts, don't try that as we'll miss the action man's photos from all those great places he visits.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #334 on: August 17, 2016, 08:59:19 am »
Different wild flowers on show each Swiss visit.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #335 on: November 04, 2016, 10:39:28 pm »
It's not a flower but I didn't know where to post this photo of a fungi we saw in the Churchyard in Dolwyddelan.    It was bowl shaped and roughly about 6 inches across

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #336 on: November 05, 2016, 07:35:54 pm »
Looks like a dying mushroom.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #337 on: November 05, 2016, 10:51:20 pm »
Looks like a dying mushroom.

Well it's in the right place being in the graveyard but this fungi looks  like the ones  called "cup fungi" but I couldn't find out exactly what type it was

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #338 on: January 25, 2017, 10:45:25 pm »
We had a walk along the banks of the River Dwyfor today and the Snowdrops were out in their masses.   I think that we were a few days too early to see them at their best though.
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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #339 on: January 25, 2017, 11:11:25 pm »
 :-}}}     It was the River Dwyfor          :-[

Changed it for you :-)
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 09:04:42 am by Ian »

Offline hollins

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #340 on: January 28, 2017, 03:22:37 pm »
The snowdrops are looking so pretty here too this weekend.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #341 on: January 28, 2017, 03:40:25 pm »
The Snowdrops look so good when they are planted in masses like that and it's a nice reminder too that Spring isn't that far away.

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #342 on: May 01, 2017, 05:14:16 pm »
Bluebells and wild garlic weekend!

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #343 on: May 01, 2017, 05:19:18 pm »
That came out very blurry as I had to resize it so here a couple on their own which will hopefully look a bit clearer.

Sorry, still a bit mushy but you get the idea!

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Re: Wild flowers
« Reply #344 on: May 01, 2017, 10:12:28 pm »
It's always nice to see sights like that Hollins and I bet the smell from the Bluebells and the Wild Garlic was quite strong.    We normally make a point of going to see the Bluebells in the Conwy Valley but for one reason or another we haven't had many walks recently.    Perhaps it's not too late to see them next week.