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Wordless Wednesday – In an octopus’s garden in the … sun

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A Hillside of Perfect Purple Pasque Flowers

Last year I discovered that I live very close to one of the largest colonies of pasque flowers in the country. Of course I hasten along to investigate and enjoy the delightful spectacle and this year I have kept a … Continue reading

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The East Pit and the rare Moon Carrot

That sounds like a title of a children’s book, but a couple of weeks ago I went on an evening walk lead by members of the Wildlife Trust in an old chalk quarry in Cambridge and discovered a whole load … Continue reading

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An Old Chalk Pit filled with Orchids – Nature Wins

At the edge of our village lies a disused clunch (and coprolite) pit, unworked since the beginning of the 20th Century. It is a relative small affair compared to others nearby (see for instance blogger Jonathan Spain’s account of the … Continue reading

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