Monday, September 15, 2008


The long walks in the woods, are one of the things that I appreciate more in our small region basilicata. In the woods is all mushrooms, asparagus, strange insects, plants beautiful and much more, in a few words are always evolving, always in motion, have a world to explore. Manferrara Forest is s wooded area (mainly oak Quercus) surrounded by cultivated land, in southern Italy, close to the village of Pomarico. The main land-uses are forestry and agriculture.Conservation issues Urbanization is the main threat to the area. The area is a proposed LIPU reserve. Some or all of the site is covered by a management plan.

A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, hence the word mushroom is most often applied to fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing. lamella) on the underside of the cap just as do store-bought white mushrooms.

However, "mushroom" can also refer to a wide variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally to describe both the fleshy fruiting bodies of some Ascomycota and the woody or leathery fruiting bodies of some Basidiomycota, depending upon the context of the word. Forms deviating from the standard form usually have more specific names, such as "puffball", "stinkhorn", and "morel", and gilled mushrooms themselves are often called "agarics" in reference to their similarity to Agaricus or their placement in the order Agaricales. By extension, "mushroom" can also designate the entire fungus when in culture or the thallus (called a mycelium) of species forming the fruiting bodies called mushrooms.

Lizards are a large and widespread group of reptiles of the order Squamata, with nearly 5,000 species and ranging across all continents except Antarctica. Most lizards have four limbs, external ears, and a tail. Many lizards can shed their tails in order to escape from predators, although this trait is not universal. Vision, including color vision, is particularly well developed in lizards, and most communicate with body language or bright colors on their bodies as well as via pheromones. The adult length of species within the order range from a few centimeters for some Caribbean geckos to nearly three meters in Komodo Dragons.
The lizards, like other reptiles are cold-blooded animals, that is not able to regulate body temperature, which adapts to the surrounding air or water, why spend much of their time in the sun to warm . The lizards are active only during the day and is easier to meet in sunny days or when weather conditions allow adequate heating body. That is when winter arrives retreats dormant inside its lair.

Pictures taken By Spera Gerardo at Pomarico (Italy)

2 commenti:

Surfer Jerry Sunday, 28 September, 2008  

You have a good start on your blog. Your pictures are excellent! keep up the good work

John Monday, 12 April, 2010  

My family originates from Pomarico. The Stramiellos and Scandiffios. As well as the Stiglianeses. I am doing a projsct in class on Pomarico and your blog is great.

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