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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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07 July, 2012

Weeping Bolete (Suillus granulatus)

This is a specialised species of boletes that occurs on acidic soil with pine on heathland and as such is ideally suited to the wareham Forset and that is where I found this one. Indeed, I have seen them elsewhere in the forest so they are quite widespread. They usually appear in these small groups in the autumn amongst the heather or on more open grassy areas.
These are edible but 'apt to be purgative'!
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Find out more about the Weeping Bolete in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Weeping%20Boletus?...