Monthly Archives: October 2012

Normandy railway wanderings

A walk along an old railway near Coutances in Normandy was a chance to see a different autumn to that found in our more normal Northumberland.  There isn’t much different between the South of England and Normandy, perhaps even less … Continue reading

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A Stink in the Woods

The stinkhorn is amongst the most identifiable of British fungi. As its name would suggest, its odour is somewhat unpleasant and very distinctive. The mature fungus smells of rotting flesh and can be detected from a few metres distance; the … Continue reading

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Ice heralds autumn

Morning frosts this week have firmly indicated the arrival of autumn.  A few days ago a trip to Prestwick Carr was needed to check on the flexigraze livestock there; the sheep were waiting for it to be dry enough to … Continue reading

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