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20 Aug

Warm, damp conditions have been perfect for fungus. This is one of the amanita group
which contain some fairly toxic varieties.

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19 Aug

Next week's warmth will be welcome in the greenhouse

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A young kestrel learning to balance on a power line

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12 Aug

A fungus fit to live in; a decaying oak bolete (probably).

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10 Aug

The stream from Nymans running fast after Wednesday's record rainfall

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8 Aug

There are nice easy climbs for cinnebar moth caterpillars...

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...or ones that require a little more care. (But may provide some protection)

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5 Aug

Goldfinches taking a break from seed gathering. The juvenile is on the left, the more colourful
adult is on the right.

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2 Aug

The warm dry weather was perfect for grasshoppers. They're not so keen on this wetter weather.

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Bird's foot trefoil, one of the many pea-family wild flowers.

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31 July

Recent warm, damp weather has been perfect for giant puffballs. These are at the top of Staplefield Lane
behind the pavilion. The white one is the size of a football and the two brown lumps are puffballs
that are beginning to rot. Others can be seen pushing up through the earth.
 

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28 July

While cabbages are being targetted from above by the fallow deer, large white butterfly catterpillars
are attacking from below.

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Stinging nettles are a vital flower for peacock larva, so leave some 'on purpose'.

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25 July

I thought there was a sort of symmetry to these two pictures.
Seed heads hanging down from the London plane beside the crossroads at the bottom of the common...

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...and poppy seed heads pointing upwards.

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