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Fagaceae Collection

"Fagaceae: A Glimpse into the Enchanting World of Ancient Beech and Oak Trees" Step into Lineover Wood in Gloucestershire, UK

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Quercus suber, cork oak

Quercus suber, cork oak
Plate 35 from `Le Regne Vegetal. Vol 16 1871. Originally called Chene liege in this publication the Cork Oak tree is now know by the name (Quercus suber)

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Lineover Wood, Gloucestershire UK

Ancient Beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Lineover Wood, Gloucestershire UK. The second largest Beech tree in England. November 2015

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech forest, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Beech forest, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Falco sparverius, American kestrel

Falco sparverius, American kestrel
Plate 142 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Caprimulgus vociferus, whip-poor-will

Caprimulgus vociferus, whip-poor-will
Plate 82 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech forest, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Beech forest, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Background imageFagaceae Collection: English oak tree (Quercus robur) in field, with early spring growth, Gloucestershire

English oak tree (Quercus robur) in field, with early spring growth, Gloucestershire, UK, May

Background imageFagaceae Collection: English oak tree (Quercus robur) at sunset, Monmouthshire Wales UK, March

English oak tree (Quercus robur) at sunset, Monmouthshire Wales UK, March

Background imageFagaceae Collection: English oak tree (Quercus robur) woodland in autumn colours, Kellerwald, Hesse, Germany, November

English oak tree (Quercus robur) woodland in autumn colours, Kellerwald, Hesse, Germany, November

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech woodland, Bolderwood, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, November

Beech woodland, Bolderwood, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, November. 2020VISION Book Plate

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in spring, at dawn, Peak District National Park, Cheshire, UK, May

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in spring, at dawn, Peak District National Park, Cheshire, UK, May

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Common oak (Quercus robur) fowers shedding pollen. Surrey, UK. April

Common oak (Quercus robur) fowers shedding pollen. Surrey, UK. April

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Buckholt Wood is a beech (Fagus sylvatica) wood and part of the Cotwolds Commons

Buckholt Wood is a beech (Fagus sylvatica) wood and part of the Cotwolds Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve, on the scarp slope of the Cotswolds near Birdlip, Gloucestershire

Background imageFagaceae Collection: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Toxostoma rufum, brown thrasher

Toxostoma rufum, brown thrasher
Plate 116 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech forest, Jasmund National Park, Ruegen Island, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, Europe

Beech forest, Jasmund National Park, Ruegen Island, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, Europe

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Quercus, oak

Quercus, oak
Plate 21 from The Shape, Skeleton and Foliage of Thirty two species of Trees, 1786 by A. Cozens. Originally issued in 1771

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Melanerpes erythrocephalus, red-headed woodpecker

Melanerpes erythrocephalus, red-headed woodpecker
Plate 20, hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731-43) Vol. 1 by Mark Catesby

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Quercus in amber

Quercus in amber
A male oak tree flower in Baltic amber with a length of 3.7 mm and dating from the Upper Eocene about 35 million years old. Image from Amber The Natural Time Capsule page 29 figure 86

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica) habit, old trees growing in woodland along footpath

Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica) habit, old trees growing in woodland along footpath, Macmillan Way West Footpath, Great Hill / Triscombe Stone, Quantock Hills, Somerset, England, november

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Oak tree (Quercus robur) silhouetted against night sky with stars, Brecon Beacons National Park

Oak tree (Quercus robur) silhouetted against night sky with stars, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK. December

Background imageFagaceae Collection: English oak tree (Quercus robur) standing in a formerly farmed meadow with many flowering

English oak tree (Quercus robur) standing in a formerly farmed meadow with many flowering Meadow buttercups (Ranunculus acris) surrounded by mature hedgerows

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Oak tree (Quercus robur) in winter mist, parkland, Herefordshire Plateau, England

Oak tree (Quercus robur) in winter mist, parkland, Herefordshire Plateau, England, February

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, view into canopy from below

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest, view into canopy from below. Peerdsbos, Brasschaat, Belgium. April 2019

Background imageFagaceae Collection: European Beech forest (Fagus sylvatica) Retezat National Park, Romania, June

European Beech forest (Fagus sylvatica) Retezat National Park, Romania, June

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) in autumn, Milborne Wick, Somerset, England, UK, November

Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) in autumn, Milborne Wick, Somerset, England, UK, November

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech trees (Fagus sylvaticus) and pond in autumn, Waggoners Wells, Surrey, England, UK, October

Beech trees (Fagus sylvaticus) and pond in autumn, Waggoners Wells, Surrey, England, UK, October

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Hybrid Poplar tree plantation in autumn (Populs sp. ). Boardman Tree Farm, near Irrigon

Hybrid Poplar tree plantation in autumn (Populs sp. ). Boardman Tree Farm, near Irrigon
Hybrid Poplar tree plantation in autumn (Populs sp.). Boardman Tree Farm, near Irrigon, Oregon, USA. October

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Beech nuts and beechmast of European beech tree {Fagus sylvatica} Dorset, UK, September

Beech nuts and beechmast of European beech tree {Fagus sylvatica} Dorset, UK, September

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Autumnal beech trees ((Fagus sylvatica) at Bolderwood, The New Forest, Hampshire, UK. November

Autumnal beech trees ((Fagus sylvatica) at Bolderwood, The New Forest, Hampshire, UK. November

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Ancient oak tree (Quercus robur), Marsland Mouth, Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, UK

Ancient oak tree (Quercus robur), Marsland Mouth, Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, UK. April 2017

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Low angle view of Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on a dead Beech tree

Low angle view of Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on a dead Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica). Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. November

Background imageFagaceae Collection: English Oak (Quercus robur) in arable field with wheat, composite image showing all four seasons

English Oak (Quercus robur) in arable field with wheat, composite image showing all four seasons, Surrey, England, UK

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) males fighting on oak tree branch, Elbe, Germany, June

Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) males fighting on oak tree branch, Elbe, Germany, June

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Pollarded European / Common beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) trees covered in snow, Hohneck

Pollarded European / Common beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) trees covered in snow, Hohneck, Vosges, France, January

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Red oak (Quercus rubra) low angle view of trees, New Brunswick, Canada, May

Red oak (Quercus rubra) low angle view of trees, New Brunswick, Canada, May

Background imageFagaceae Collection: English (Quercus robur) in field with Purple moor-grass (Molinea caerulea) with moon

English (Quercus robur) in field with Purple moor-grass (Molinea caerulea) with moon, Groot Schietveld, Wuustwezel, Belgium, March

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Acrobat ant (Crematogaster sp) tending aphids on white oak (Quercus sp) Washington State Park

Acrobat ant (Crematogaster sp) tending aphids on white oak (Quercus sp) Washington State Park, Pennsylvania, USA September

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Old European beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Italy

Old European beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Italy, June 2009

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in autumn, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in autumn, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) fallen oak leaf and acorns on moss, Highlands, Scotland, October

Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) fallen oak leaf and acorns on moss, Highlands, Scotland, October

Background imageFagaceae Collection: English oak tree (Quercus robur) at night with circle of star trails, Brecon Beacons Wales, UK

English oak tree (Quercus robur) at night with circle of star trails, Brecon Beacons Wales, UK. December 2016

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Black and white image of English oak tree (Quercus robur) with long exposure of wind blown clouds

Black and white image of English oak tree (Quercus robur) with long exposure of wind blown clouds, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, September 2017

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Long eared owl (Asio otus) in flight, taking off from oak tree snag

Long eared owl (Asio otus) in flight, taking off from oak tree snag. Niedersechsische Elbtalaue Biosphere Reserve, Elbe Valley, Lower Saxony, Germany

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on dead Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica)

Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida) growing on dead Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica). Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. October

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in autumn, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October

Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland in autumn, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, October. Did you know? More than 1.4 million people visit the Cairngorms each year

Background imageFagaceae Collection: RF - Oak (Quercus robur) acorns in autumn, England, UK, August

RF - Oak (Quercus robur) acorns in autumn, England, UK, August

Background imageFagaceae Collection: Leaves emerging on European beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) Angus, Scotland, UK. May

Leaves emerging on European beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) Angus, Scotland, UK. May



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"Fagaceae: A Glimpse into the Enchanting World of Ancient Beech and Oak Trees" Step into Lineover Wood in Gloucestershire, UK, and immerse yourself in the captivating realm of Fagaceae. Here, towering ancient beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) stand as silent witnesses to centuries gone by. Their majestic presence evokes a sense of awe and reverence for nature's enduring beauty. Venture further to Quercus suber, the cork oak forests that grace our planet. These remarkable trees not only provide us with cork but also serve as vital habitats for countless species, including the American kestrel (Falco sparverius) and whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus). In their branches, these birds find refuge and serenade us with their melodious songs. Travel across borders to Saxony, Germany, where beech forests in Erzgebirge enchant visitors with their ethereal charm. As dawn breaks over this European landscape, beams of sunlight pierce through the canopy illuminating a carpet of vibrant spring blooms beneath our feet. Closer to home in Gloucestershire lies an English oak tree (Quercus robur), adorned with early spring growth. Its fresh leaves symbolize renewal and remind us of nature's resilience even after harsh winters. In May at Peak District National Park in Cheshire, UK, a beech woodland awakens at dawn. The air is filled with a symphony of bird calls as wildlife emerges from slumber amidst this picturesque setting. April brings forth another spectacle - common oaks (Quercus robur) shedding pollen in Surrey. This natural phenomenon serves as a reminder that life continues its cycle unabatedly year after year. Buckholt Wood stands proudly among Cotswolds Commons; its dense foliage composed primarily of beech trees offers solace to those seeking tranquility.