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by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Recording finds from the field
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Re: Recording finds from the field

Sorry for the delay. The geographical area of your sample is set by the grid reference, so if you have a GPS you can use either an 8 or 10 fig grid reference which will pinpoint your sample to with 10m or less. You could then group all your samples together into a survey for a particular location. S...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Recording finds from the field
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Re: Recording finds from the field

Most of the biological recording groups currently use Recorder 6. The learning curve may be a little steeper than Mapmate but it is very flexible and once set-up easy to input data. There is a one-off price for the software (about £30) with no annual fees for up-dates. The support via the NBN forum ...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Website images scroll or click?
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Website images scroll or click?

Hello Mike, Thank you for your well considered and detailed comments. I have already tackled the problem of excessive scrolling through A-Z lists, having to scoll down acres to type to get to W can be irritating. The images are all full-size - Chris has a particular dislike of thumbnails, so I am wo...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Website images scroll or click?
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Website images scroll or click?

Hello everyone, I am re-designing the Outer Hebrides Fungi website (http://www.outerhebridesfungi.co.uk/) and I would like to ask for your views on how you like sites to work. Do you prefer to scroll through images or click on a carousel? If there are a series of photographs of the macro and micro-s...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Arrhenia sphagnicola
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: Arrhenia sphagnicola

Deciding whether a species is rare or under-recorded is difficult. First you need an assessment of whether the habitat is common in a particular area e.g. in the Outer Hebrides the amount of broad-leaf woodland is strictly limited so fungi associated with this type of habitat are locally uncommon, b...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Local/Regional Fungi Groups, Fungi News, Courses & Events
Topic: Identification in action
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

Identification in action

With only one competent field mycologist in the Outer Hebrides, we have been trying to get more of the OHBR biological recorders interested in fungi and teach them some basic identification skills. Waxcaps are a good place to start as we can use a field key to help our team recognise and identify so...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Willow Gall Sawfly - Eupontania pedunculi
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: Willow Gall Sawfly - Eupontania pedunculi

Thank you Ken, your opinion is appreciated.
I am content with the identification, but a second opinion is always useful.
I'm also trying to put the ocaasional non-fungi post on the forum to encourage others to participate.

Christine
by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Willow Gall Sawfly - Eupontania pedunculi
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Willow Gall Sawfly - Eupontania pedunculi

I think this gall on Salix aurita has been caused by the Willow Gall Sawfly - Eupontania peduncul i. It fits the description in Redfern & Shirley, but it is rather more diffuse and showing more on the upperside of the leaf than the more typical pea shaped galls I have seen. It is possible that the g...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Lichen on waste ground
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: Lichen on waste ground

Hi Simon, From your first photograph the upper surface looks to be smooth (i.e. not tomentose or felted) with up-turned edges and a pale underside. Unfortunately the photograph of the underside is not sufficiently defined to make a confident identification. However, if the veins are flattened and pa...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Lonicera Leaf-mines
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: Lonicera Leaf-mines

Thank you Chris
I've checked the UK Leaf-miners site too.
This is a species that has not been recorded in the Outer Hebrides before, so I am being cautious with the id.

many thanks

Christine