All About The Ballast Ridge

Today we kind of split up. Mick went north of the underpass to cut back bramble with the brush cutter, I started to clear the ballast ridge and create a new path, south of the underpass, and Aaron was down the path, clearing the canopy to let sunlight in.

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Pics to and from where I cleared. Good and dry ballast path with big trees as features.

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This is the muddy path that we want to avoid. We will try and get people off this so that it can compact and consolidate in the summer.

Some good fungi finds..

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Good day today. Loads of people using the greenway and good work done.

Paul

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Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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2 Responses to All About The Ballast Ridge

  1. Neil Mahler says:

    Photos 1,2,3,4 & 6 are all the same species of Crepidotus, but only a microscopic examination of the spores will tell you if it is C.cesatii or C.variabilis.
    Photos 5 & 7 are Jelly Ear (previously called Jews Ear)
    Please note, I do not subscribe to the Wild About Britain web site, but I do look at it about once a week just to see if there are any new posts – and that is how I find out if you have any fungi photos you need help with.

  2. Paul says:

    Thanks again, Neil. On our last workday we cleared some really old and dead wood by the path. I went round to the back of it and had a good old poke about and it was like another world in there. Probably been damp for years and no sunlight.

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