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Dog Lichen – Peltigera Canina

This splendid Dog Lichen, Peltigera canina, was growing on a mossy boulder in a very damp section of oak woodland on Dartmoor. There are several similar other species of Peltigera, so the usual caveats to my non-birding ID skills apply. In particular Peltigera membranacea can look very similar, although the white hairy structures at the edge of each “leaf” tend…

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2nd February 2018

Lichen Safari – Parmelina Pastillifera

In the middle of Winter, it can often be hard to spot much wildlife when you go for a ramble, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be missing all the lovely native wildflowers that were out earlier in the year. However, I’ve recently come across an antidote to the natural history ID Winter blues…

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2nd February 2018