A FUNGI FORAY took place on 22nd October 2016 such was its success, it was repeated on 5th November.
Thanks to Mike Anderson’s passion and knowledge of both mushrooms and the Welcombe Hills and despite the lack of rain, the participants had a great opportunity to familiarise themselves with the incredible variety of mushrooms that grow locally.
The good weather also offered all participants the opportunity to enjoy a very pleasant autumn walk across Rowley Fields and neighbouring hills.
The free events were attended by members of FoRF and residents from the towns community.
Donations were received and passed on to Mike who is adding them to his Bumblebee Conservation project.
One of our members was walking the fields today Monday 20th June 2016 and was attracted to the unusually deep pink dog rose growing just outside the maze area in the dip that was the pond, she could not believe her luck at finding this glorious iridescent pollen beetle inside one of the flowers. We don’t know if he has been reported in Rowley Fields before, but our eagle eyed walker first came across him in 2009 and at that time he was new to Warwickshire according to Stephen Falk at the county museum. The beetle is truly spectacular especially when the sun shines on him. His posh name is Oedemera nobilis.
Here is a picture of a tree on Rowley Fields I took today. If you’ve taken any pictures then please send them into friendsofrowleyfields@gmail.