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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Bog Asphodel


One of the indicator plants of healthy wet heath/ bog is Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum . This was photographed recently on Norland Moor by Laurence Sutton, who says it is precariously close to other vegetation which is being flattened by cyclists.

Cycling is the fastest growing sport in Britain at the moment; another strain on our beleaguered plantlife. If it's any consolation, golf courses are closing in large numbers, and though some of them go to housebuilding, quite a lot are just being abandoned, which has got to be good for nature.

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