Posts Tagged ‘Altass’
11 members of TDFC attended a rather wet field trip to trip to Raven’s Rock gorge at Altass on Sunday 13th April.
As we descended into the gorge we came on a group of mature beech trees and as always had a look for Beechmast Candlesnuff Fungus (Xylaria carpophila) which we found despite the heavy rain.
Russell and Heather also found beech mast shells with another micro cup fungus which is probably the strangely named Snowy Disco (Lachnum virgineum). We are getting this one checked by a mycologist.
As David had promised we then met a bear, the wonderful carved brown bear in a glade by the river. Heather and David led the group in singing “One day I went in to the woods, and away up there I met a bear”!
We continued along the moss and fern covered gorge, the burn quite full and fast flowing.
Eventually climbing up past the two view points with beautifully carved seats (too wet to sit on!).