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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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04 July, 2012

Field Blewit (Lepista saeva)

The Field Blewit is commonly found in pasture but, despite its name, also occurs on heathland and in broad-leaved woods. It likes alkaline conditions and poor soils so the limestone Purbecks cliffs suit it. Widespread and common where it occurs it has a tendency to form in rings although sometimes they may just be in random groups.
It has a large, waxy cap up to 12cms across to it is a big fungus and it is, apparently worth eating. I will leave you to try it.
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Find out more about the Field Blewit in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Field%20Blewit?vdt...