Monday, 14 October 2013

Wax Caps on the Mynd

 Anyone who has walked on the Long Mynd has seen the numerous different types of fungi that live and grow on the hill. This one is a Waxcap, an indicator of old, undisturbed pasture, which is a very important habitat. Lots of different, and often interesting, species live there. The Waxcaps are often brightly coloured, and feel waxy if you touch them. They like areas of short grass, created by the grazing of the sheep. Keep an eye out for them if you are out on the hill.

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