Fly Agaric - Markhortonphotography
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Entrenched...

This Fly Agaric is making a good fight of pushing through the moss here, and into what looks like a ditch but is actually at the end of something that speaks to the history of this area. This toadstool is on the wall of a trench dug by the soldiers practising of heading off to fight in The Great War. The woods in my local area are peppered with signs of army maneuvres, we often find evidence of recent forays. Quite often though, the trenches are much older and are very obviously replicas of front line trenches, ad it's here that the young recruits based at local barracks would train.. A sobering reminder that many of those that trained in this very trench never made it back home. We are a very lucky generation.

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