A plant with berries still on, a rarity this winter.
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I've also noticed the absence of berries, wherever we've been - is this a common phenomenon?
A lichen ménage à trois - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6297/337
Some say it's time to throw the textbook understanding of lichens out the window.
"Now there will be more chaos, more confusion in lichenology ,...."
I think it was just a bad year for berries and the birds have had what was left. Perhaps next year will produce a bumper harvest.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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Lat/Lng: 51.2, -1.1
OS grid ref: SU6348