Monday, 21 September 2009

Dumfries part 2

Our second trip while we were in Dumfries was to Drumlanrig Country Park. There are some lovely woodland walks here and we saw mixed flocks of finches and tits, a buzzard being mobbed by crows and a red squirrel. There were some lovely fungi on the trees (unfortunately I don't know what species this is!). Drumlanrig also has lovely buildings, you can see a couple of photos over on Over 40 Shades, here and here.

13 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

I was at Drumlanrig on Saturday, though only briefly after a visit to a wood-yard nearby. My favourite tree lives there.

Life Potentials Network said...

Oh I LOVE this fungus! It is magical and reminds me of forest folk! Thanks for sharing the magic of your wanderings!

steven said...

hi crafty green!!! this picture is gorgeous!! i've always hoped to see a tree covered with fungus like this - it mkaes me think of times past, tolkien, the fairy folk and autumn. that's where my head's at!!! steven

Titus said...

Wah! I'm only a mile away. You could have come for tea.

Michael said...

It's a type of shelf mushroom. Trametes Versicolor. The Americans call it Turkey Tail.

Thomma Lyn said...

What beautiful picture of the fungi! We have similar fungi on fallen logs in our mountains, but I don't know what it is, either. :)

Michelle Johnson said...

Good Morning Crafty~ great photo. you always seem to find the right angle to share from your walks. have a great day.

Pomona said...

How lucky to see a red squirrel - I've never seen one, only greys round here.

Pomona x

Mary-Laure said...

Thanks for taking us along on this wonderful trip...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Visited Drumlanrig a few years go - there is such a lot to see in Dumfries and Galloway - did you get down to the Mull?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Michael - thanks for the id!

Titus - i don't think i even realised you were in that neck of the woods!

Eryl - its nice to have a favourite tree isn't it?

Life potentials, steven, Thomma lynn - I love fungi like this too. There's another wonderful fungus coming up soon...

Pomona - yes we were very lucky, specially to see it so clearly....

Weaver, we didn't get to the Mull or the Wood of Cree either... there's so much to do and see, its difficult to choose.....

Michelle, Mary laure - thanks

Tumblewords: said...

Just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your trip! :) And the tree fungus is absolutely superb! Superb!

Ascender Rises Above said...

what a cool photo. I am so glad that you are sharing more images with us. Enjoyed being on the trip with you.