Fantastic fungi

It's that time again Not just mists and mellow fruitfulness but fungi of all shapes and sizes are nearly everywhere you look in the countryside at the moment Contrary to most people's perception, fungi are all around us throughout the year, not just the microscopic ones on which most other organisms depend, but also some large and attractive fruiting bodies can be found if you know where to look For example, bracket fungi grow on trees all year,...

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Grassland managment on Banstead Commons

The UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the second world war  We are proud that Natural England have judged that the grassland areas on the Banstead Commons are in favourable condition  Our dedicated management has enabled rare and vulnerable chalk-loving plants and animals to return and flourish Approximately half of the 1350 acres of Banstead Commons is designated "priority" grassland  Two of our chalk downland sites –...

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