Bird calling outside my house at 5:30am this morning. I'm guessing an owl of some sort. I certainly get tawny owls in the garden but don't usually hear this noise from them.
The call went on at similar intervals for about 10 minutes.
Pink flowering Prunus sp. growing as sucker from rootstock of a grafted Prunus 'Tai Haku'. Flowers hanging, pink and preceding leaves.
Apparently P. avium is the usual stock for grafting ornamental cherries but this isn't that species.
Caterpillar, size of adult finger
Rare. Brought in by one of our visitors locally.
Found on a fallen pinecone with Mycena seynesii.
First for the county!
Sorry about the image, Eric was so enthusiastic he picked it before I even knew it was there.
It is the bluish-grey one.
The one on the left...
Associated record: http://www.hampshirefungi.org.uk/record.php?hfrgno=52722&frdbino=0