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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Hunting down the strangler

A couple of country bumpkin types told me of the presence of a rare fungi the powder cap strangler (Squamanita paradoxa). This parastic fungi occurs in only one Welsh location and that is the Clydach Gorge. Why this should be is anyone's guess, but it could be that its just under recorded as its preferred habitat of acid grassland is widespread in the valleys. In an half hearted attempt to track it down I stayed local and headed for The British. After good numbers waxcap, coral fungi and the odd dung fungi I called it a day, but not before shooting a few frames of some masculine industrial heritage.  

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