This video is called Wow! Fungi plant growth – The Private Life of Plants – David Attenborough – BBC wildlife.
Today, to the park in the southeast; looking for fungi.
Today, no Amanita inopinata and many other species, as it has been quite dry for some time. While many fungi suddenly start growing after rainy days.
On trees, lying on the forest floor, grows Hypoxylon multiforme. This is often the first fungus on decaying trees.
Bjerkandera fumosa growing on a tree trunk.
An artist’s bracket: five years old.
A speckled wood butterfly flies past.
A small copper butterfly flying past.
Royal fern growing.
This park is not just important for fungi and plants, but for animals as well. It is one of few spots in this province where grass snakes are breeding (discovered in a compost heap in a small market garden). We see a kestrel hovering; then, two buzzards circling in the air.
Many grey herons nest here. Last year, great egrets tried to join the heronry, but their nesting did not succeed.
Even in the botanical garden, in the city center, 55 bird species have been recorded. Including tawny owls, nesting in a Caucasian wingnut tree there. They can nest, as the tree is hollow because of the Ganoderma adspersum fungus. A species which we see today here in the park as well; on a willow tree.
We find a knopper gall, made by the wasp Andricus quercuscalicis on oak trees.
Of the Inonotus rheades fungus, only old decrepit bits are left here today.
A few Clavulina cinerea grow along the footpath here. There will be many more as it will start raining, as this species does not like dry conditions.
Some maple trees have tar spots on their leaves, caused by the Rhytisma acerinum fungus.
Young, still small, sulphur tufts.
A velvet mite on moss on a tree.
Our last two fungus species of today are Agaricus silvaticus, and fairy cakes.
Our last plant of today is sneezewort, flowering.