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by CJohnsonOHBR
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Cladonia macilenta or polydactyla
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Cladonia macilenta or polydactyla

Thank you Neil and Jenny for the very helpful expert advice, which is greatly appreciated. You are right about ignoring immature Cladonia but as the woodland in Stornoway is the only opportunity we get to look at lichens and fungi in this type of habitat we tend to make the most of our visits and I ...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Cladonia macilenta or polydactyla
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Cladonia macilenta or polydactyla

I always have trouble trying to distinguish Cladonia macilenta from polydactyla , when the podetia on polydactyla are under-developed and the apothecia on macilenta are similarly poorly developed. This is not helped by variations in the descriptions of the soredia on the podetia. Dobson describes ma...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Recording finds from the field
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

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: 2190

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: 1508

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: 1508

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: 2295

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: 1953

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
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Algae
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Algae

I was not advocating a new section - all you have to do is change the label of the section from Non-flowering plants to Non-vascular plants.

Christine
P.S. This is not a domestic squabble just a professional disagreement.
by CJohnsonOHBR
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Algae
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Algae

At the risk of being labelled a taxonomic pedant - it should really be non-vascular plants.
Ferns are non-flowering plants as they produce spores, but they are vascular plants, so it's ok to include then with the grasses.
:-)


Christine
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: 2790

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: 2790

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...