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Andrew Walmsley
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Main interests: wildlife, the countryside and history of the countryside
Main interests: wildlife, the countryside and history of the countryside

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Even the most nondescript wild flowers, such as this Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea), have marvellous beauty when seen in close-up.
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Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) 'bill snapping' at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Teifi Marsh, Pembrokeshire
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A loving couple? In reality two badgers feeding on peanut butter placed on the fence post.
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Badger watching can provide some special moments. These badgers (Meles meles) were tempted to feed on peanut butter put out on fence posts adjacent to the sett.
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In the UK, hazel (Corylus avellana) catkins are welcome harbingers of spring that in the south often appear as early as late-January. The attractive "lambs' tails" are males, whilst the infrequently noticed females - just visible here at the tip of the twig - are barely visible. They are wind pollinated.
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The hazel's female flower in close-up
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Hi, I'm new to this community (and to Google+).
These scarlet elf cups (Sarcoscypha coccinea) were found a few days ago growing on the roots of either willow or birch - not sure which - in Northumberland, UK. They brighten the winter woodland floor.
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