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We have a dearth of fungi this year, but yesterday, returning home through a glade in Marymead birch wood I found the floor dotted with these glorious deep purplish-lilac fungi. The Amethyst Deceiver. I love the gothic implications. However my book assures me they are ‘quite edible’ and  boringly ‘very common’ – but I’ve never found them there before…a deception?

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On the edge of the main herd we surprize a red deer hind with her twin calves. Unusual, as red deer typically have a single calf whereas roe deer normally have twin fawns.

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Today a walk on Dartmoor. Ness, the wolf dog, has an affinity with water and performs salmon leaping antics.

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A moth that’s at our windows at the moment is the Feathered Thorn. If you look closely you can just make out the feathered antennae.

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Rushes and water droplets on Hannaborough moor.

 

 

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