Observations and photos from the sea-shore, countryside and villages around Largo Bay in the East Neuk of Fife, and from my small garden in Lundin Links. Occasional forays to other parts.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Surprises at Shell Bay
Examining the lichen on this rock at Shell Bay, I suddenly was aware of the 'crocodile' lying on top.
A little further along the beach another surprise.
The bright yellow patches are yellow splash lichen - Xanthoria parietina. I think that the grey patches are black shields - Tephromela atra.
Finally I picked up a horseshoe which I found on a path through the woods. It was covered in sand and mud and still had some nails attached but it's polished up quite well. Maybe it will be a lucky one for 2017.
Married. Semi-retired. I live in a village on the coast in the East Neuk of Fife. Interested in the flora and fauna of this lovely area, and recording my observations of wild-life at the shore, in the countryside, and in our garden. Also, a bit about the local area and some reviews of books, concerts, plays that I've enjoyed.
Although, I hope to take photos of what I see, I am not an expert photographer, however, I hope that the photos will be a good record of my observations of the natural world in a small part of Scotland.
Thank you for viewing. Unless otherwise specifically stated, all photographs have all been taken by me with a Fugi Finepix camera (A920 or S1000fd since the beginning of 2009). Happy for them to be downloaded for personal use or educational purposes, but please do not use any of the photos for commercial gain.