The 1st Braughing Scout Band

The only Scout Band in Hertfordshire, 1st Braughing Scout Band perform at many events throughout the year including; leading the Ware Carnival procession in July, heading the parade of beavers, cubs, brownies, guides and scouts on St George’s day along Ware High Street, performing at Standon May Day as well…

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Himalayan Balsam

Stands of pink flowered Himalayan Balsam now line many of our chalk streams and little wonder when the mechanism for seed dispersal is seen at close quarters. When ripening, the seedpods increase in tension as they mature and dry until they reach a point where the slightest touch triggers the…

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Field Mushroom

In the open cereal fields around us, the clean white caps of field mushrooms are emerging between the new shoots of next year’s crop. Whilst Agaris campestris is edible, correct identification of mushrooms is always important before collecting for the kitchen. I decided to leave these in the wild and…

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