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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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17 July, 2012

Grey Milk-cap (Lactarius vietus)

The Grey Milkcap is a bit unusual as it likes to get its feet wet. Found on wet soils, usually in association with varieties of Sphagnum mosses in woodlan areas. A late summer and autumn species it is quite common where the right conditions exist. A distinct funnel shape that starts whitish in colour but truns a greyish-brown with age.

A vile, acrid taste; best left alone.
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Find out more about the Grey Milk-cap in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Grey%20Milk-cap?vd...