Country diary: ferns, mosses and lichens thrive in the damp
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Bodmin Moor, Cornwall: A wet walk up Hawk’s Tor reveals vibrant colours and verdant pastures

From North Hill village, drab hedge banks are dominated by faded ferns, rotting blackberries, dull leaves and sycamore keys. Yet a spell of afternoon sunshine picks out the scarlet berries of honeysuckle and enhances the verdancy of pastures beside the glittering Lynher, swollen after days of rain.

Across the river, steep woods edge the eastern side of Bodmin Moor; in the prevailing shade, spirals of...

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