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    it's been warm for such a long time. mosquitos, little fruit flies and tiny moths set the scene. this monday i had to put on a jacket riding my bike to work for the first time in months. temperature dropped from around 30 degrees to 20. all of the fruit flies have disappeared. instead the air is now buzzing from wasps. i guess they will soon be gone too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    I should have posted this a month ago when I picked them:

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    Hoping today's rain will summon up some more goodies.
    they look so clean, almost unrealistic.

    what do you do with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    they look so clean, almost unrealistic.

    what do you do with them?
    The most perfect ones usually get used in a recipe straight away - basis for a pasta sauce or put in a casserole or pie filling. The rest are sliced up and dried out, then stored in a jar.

    This year has been nuts for mushrooms already and the autumn is only just starting. Picked these the w/e before last:

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    Mostly hedgehog mushrooms today (so called because they have little spines on the underside, rather than gills or pores) and some chanterelles:

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    One of them had this beautiful tiny snail on it, with a conical shell like the ones you see in rock pools sometimes, but I've never seen one in a wood before.

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    Badger cull in England extended to ‘unimaginable scale’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environm...gland-extended

    The controversial badger cull in England has been expanded to an “unimaginable scale”, according to a leading expert who warned the government is paying far too little attention to the transmission of tuberculosis between cattle when they are traded.

    Ministers approved culling in 11 new areas on Wednesday, taking the total to 43. Up to 64,000 animals are likely to be killed this autumn, up from a maximum of 42,000 last year.

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    What are those blackberries that aren't blackberries, they have fewer, larger juice spheres. Boysenberries perhaps?
    They're way better than blackberries than this year. I ate loads of them on a recent walk north of Lewes
    Blackberries are terribly overrated really.

    Saw a woodpecker today. Green and red, larger than expected.

    Also a pod of dolphins following a fishing boat.

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