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Sunday 3rd October 1999

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field or horse mushroom?tansy LARGE MUSHROOMS are sprouting up amongst the winter wheat.

By the towpath, the tight button-heads of Tansy are still in flower. Rub the leaf and there's a bitter-sweet fragrance.

yarrow Yarrow gets its alternative name, Milfoil, from its finely divided leaves.

kingfisher Two Kingfishers fly close by us along the canal, one chasing the other. There's a soft light, as the sun is filtered through cloud. The deep blue on their backs is iridescent against the dark, dull water.

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

E-mail; 'richard@daelnet.co.uk'

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