Urtica

There are lots of Nettles at Einar. Their scientific name is Urtica dioica, with urtica meaning to burn. They certainly do.

Urtica - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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Cracks in the paving

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Red-Breasted Merganser - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Red-Breasted Merganser

Finally a bit of sun and a return trip to Exminster Marshes is rewarded by a Red Breasted Merganser so curious it paddled ... Read more

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