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One of this country's best kept secrets...........

Pauline say's:...........'I cannot remember the first time I went to Roudsea though I know what I was looking for and when I bumped into the then manager and asked - he took me straight to it - Long Stalked Yellow Sedge! Funnily enough I have no recent digi pics of this species - only slides from many years ago. It isn't the sedge that keeps me going back - its the fungi - for a northern woodland it has an astonishing variety of species'.

Some of this amazing diversity is down to it being a wood in two halves - an oak acidic half and an ash calcareous half, dissected by a wet faultline thro the middle. Add to this that a raised bog flanks one side and a salt estuary the other and here you have the makings of richness..... the stuff rarities are found in.......... like the Cortinarius praestans ........... and Dormice, Silver Washed Fritiliaries, Black Raft Spiders, Pipistrelle bats in the buildings roof space, deer, slow worms ......... I could go on ........... and on.......
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