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Saturday, 4 April 2009

Zig-Zag walk, 8.5 miles Handcross to Cuckfield.

Taking the bus to Handcross, we then walked back to Cuckfield initially through the delightful Nymans woods. The little valley above is quite enchanting with wild daffodils, wood annenomes, wood sorrel, ladies smock, Blechnum ferms etc., in abundance. On this occassion we encountered a number of badger latrine pits which I had not seen in previous years in this location.
Fifteen persons joined this Mid Sussex Ramblers walk, lead by me on this occasson. The marsh marigolds in the ponds here were already in flower.
A meadow on the Millennium walk through Nymans Woods with an
abundance of wild daffodils in the woods and forest edge.
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Prof. William has identified this plant of boggy places as Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage Chrysosplenium oppositifolium, which is common but frequently overlooked.
Lunch stop on the High Weald with views on the horizon to Cuckfield.
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Happy ramblers walking through Sidnye Farm's fields before crossing through Brook Street to the Borde Hill Estate and back to Cuckfield.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Peter
Have now seen the image of the yellowish green plant.

Looks like we have some lovely 'Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage' Chrysosplenium oppositifolium. This grows in wet and shady places throughout the British Isles.
Very nice - thank you

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