11th April


Our highest local point. Coniferous forestry until 2 years ago, now replanted with Japanese Larch. A very interesting area where plants can fight for the new light. The flora will change radically here over the next few years.



This Wood Horsetail is showing well, now. Large patches of 30 cm. tall shoots.

I found another old willow covered in lichens today. This Usnea was about 10 cm across. Dots of Parmelia and moss in the foreground.

Oh, yes...the willow had a few bracket fungi, too:



And this is what is going to be our local environment controller for the next 50 years or so. The Japanese Larch. Hundreds of acres of it have been planted over the last 3 years or so. Our usual European Larch just isn't quite good enough, apparently.

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