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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sunrise: 06.18 Sunset: 07.59

Sunrise: 06.18 Sunset: 07.59

Sunrise: 06.18 Sunset: 07.59

Sunrise: 06.15 Sunset: 08.04 Red Bartsia is a common plant of roadside verges, railway cuttings, waste grounds and other disturbed ground. These areas often have low-fertility soils, so Red Bartsia is actually partly parasitic, gaining extra nutrients from the roots of its nearby host grasses. As its name suggests, the whole plant is tinged with red and leafy flower spikes appear from June to September.

Sunrise: 06.15 Sunset: 08.04 Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species, especially Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as crab of the woods, sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken. The name “chicken of the woods” is not to be confused with the edible polypore, Maitake (Grifola frondosa) known as “hen of… Read More

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