Last week I was surprised by a swarm of newly hatchedย ladybugs.
When this happened I was actually busy taking pictures of the Trembling merulius or Jelly rot.
Besides a lot of ladybugs I also found a lot of pink and purple.
The purple/ white blobs down to the right are the begining of the Silver Leaf fungus which is
(eventually) going to look like a purple "Turkey tail" or in Dutch 'elfenbankje' (elves bench).
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Today I found myself in a cloud of just hatched ladybugs. They were everywhere!!
I'm guessing high temperatures (17ยฐ C/ 62.60ยฐF) were the cause of the sudden
appearance of these colourful beetles ๐Ÿž๐Ÿž
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Sometimes something goes wrong during all that fluttering...
I found these wing parts earlier. Unfortunaly I have no idea which birds belong to these wings.
Maybe a goldfinch or some other finch?

The one at the bottom could be a blackbird.
The feather on the right is probably from a tawny owl ๐Ÿฆ‰
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No idea what was up with the otherwise so shy songbirds yesterday.
Usually I mostly hear them and at most I see a small shadow vanishing into the bushes.
However yesterday they chose to show themselves; long-tailed tits, great tits, blue tits,
robins and even a tiny goldcrest ๐Ÿ’›
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When doing my (almost) daily walk at the Amsterdam Forest I always take the
same route.

Firstly because I like the area and secondly because I like getting to know the area and what
grows and lives there.

Take these shaggy inkcaps for instance, I know where they grow and like to see how they are
doing and if new ones are popping up ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿƒ
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