The Eyes Have It


More catching up from September’s visit to Dorset and an area close to Puddletown, part of Thomas Hardy’s Egdon Heath.

Despite the chilly breeze a surprising number of insects around with the predatory Red Darter and Common Lizard hoping to take advantage. With Higher Hyde Heath being one of the better areas for Sundews even the plants have evolved to assimilate the less wary.

Plenty of pincushion galls on the wild roses particularly close to the entrance. The common name is derived from Robin Goodfellow, the mythical woodland sprite of English folklore also known as Puck or Hobgobin.

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