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Bloody elves, getting drunk in the woods and leaving their empties lying around! Coming over ‘ere and taking advantage of our National Elf Service!! Scarlet Elfcups, Sarcoscypha austriaca.
Bloody elves, getting drunk in the woods and leaving their empties lying around! Coming over 'ere and taking advantage of our National Elf Service!! Scarlet Elfcups, Sarcoscypha austriaca.
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There are about 9000 species of liverwort, they’re found on all seven continents and they’ve been around over 400 million years. Makes you think, don’t it? Marchantia polymorpha.
There are about 9000 species of liverwort, they're found on all seven continents and they've been around over 400 million years. Makes you think, don't it? Marchantia polymorpha.
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Bravely the reserve manager ploughed on with his talk, drilling deep down into the finer aspects of grassland management. But everyone had their attention firmly fixed on the Robin photobombing him from the hedge. Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Bravely the reserve manager ploughed on with his talk, drilling deep down into the finer aspects of grassland management. But everyone had their attention firmly fixed on the Robin photobombing him...
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Anomalous Bristle-moss, Orthotrichum anomalum, 9 image focus stack. I don’t have anything, smart, funny or memorable to say about Anomalous Bristle-moss, other than to observe we are each of us somewhat anomalous in our own way.
Anomalous Bristle-moss, Orthotrichum anomalum, 9 image focus stack. I don't have anything, smart, funny or memorable to say about Anomalous Bristle-moss, other than to observe we are each of us som...
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Even hardcore fans of The Bridge might choose to eschew this one … I did. Nikon D5200 Tamron 17-50mm f4 17mm 1/6 ISO 100
Even hardcore fans of The Bridge might choose to eschew this one ... I did. Nikon D5200 Tamron 17-50mm f4 17mm 1/6 ISO 100
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Two hours in the marsh and nothing else to show for it. Very few birds around and the camera was sulky and uncooperative all afternoon, I think it was feeling the cold. Nice sunset though. Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea. Nikon D5200 Tamron 150-600mm f8…
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Wall Screw-moss, Tortula muralis.
Wall Screw-moss, Tortula muralis.
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Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis. 7 image panorama. Spent a sunny Sunday morning stalking the snowdrop snappers. You may find them easier to count if you Go Large. Or you can count them one at a time:
Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis. 7 image panorama. Spent a sunny Sunday morning stalking the snowdrop snappers. You may find them easier to count if you Go Large. Or you can count them one at a time:
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a.k.a. “Impression Sunset”. Move over Mr Turner. Quick iPhone shot on the way home, shortly after which, surprisingly, I didn’t get soaked.
a.k.a. "Impression Sunset". Move over Mr Turner. Quick iPhone shot on the way home, shortly after which, surprisingly, I didn't get soaked.
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If you’re bonkers like the Arctic Tern, you fly all the way from the Arctic to the Antarctic, then as soon as you get there you turn around and fly all the way back again, doing the equivalent of three round trips to the Moon in your lifetime. If, on the…
If you're bonkers like the Arctic Tern, you fly all the way from the Arctic to the Antarctic, then as soon as you get there you turn around and fly all the way back again, doing the equivalent of t...
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Cheilocystidia variable in shape, mostly thin-walled and lageniform often with flexuous necks, sometimes irregularly cylindric or clavate with a swollen or even capitate apex. Now do one. It works best if you read it in a Ray Winstone voice. Redlead…
Cheilocystidia variable in shape, mostly thin-walled and lageniform often with flexuous necks, sometimes irregularly cylindric or clavate with a swollen or even capitate apex. Now do one. It works ...
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As an “ex-gardener”, over the last year I’ve been trying to “rewild” my lawn. It worked well last summer and autumn with a continued succession of flowers and fungi (and a hell of a lot less work). But now that winter has come, the moss has taken over, as…
As an "ex-gardener", over the last year I've been trying to "rewild" my lawn. It worked well last summer and autumn with a continued succession of flowers and fungi (and a hell of a lot less work)....
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Try contacting Dr. Mark Watney. I hear he's really good at growing potatoes.
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The opinions expressed here represent my own views and not those of my employer. Comments on posts represent the opinions of others. Alan Cann is the author of two highly successful textbooks, has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, creator of MicrobiologyBytes.com, Internet Consulting Editor of the Annals of Botany.  Has worked as a consultant for numerous educational and scientific institutions, and have published extensively on educational research. Principles of Molecular Virology http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Molecular-Virology-Fifth-Alan/dp/012384939X/ Maths from Scratch for Biologists http://www.amazon.com/Maths-Scratch-Biologists-Alan-Cann/dp/0471498351/ All original content I post here is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ If you would like me to follow you here I need to see: 1. A profile picture. 2. A description of you and your interests. 3. Regular postings here which are of interest to me.