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A picturesque landscape of high hills, open moorland, gently rolling farmland and the scenic River Breamish!


Photographing Mushrooms with a Mobile Phone

Photographing mushrooms

Mushrooms are fascinating subjects for nature photographers, especially in autumn when they are abundant and diverse. However, photographing mushrooms can be challenging, as they are often small, low to the ground, and surrounded by clutter. In this blog post, I’ll share some tips on how to photograph mushrooms with a mobile phone, using its built-in camera app and some accessories.

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Missing Plaque

Official plaque missing

On the morning of Wednesday 26 April 2023, Pip Rutherford and May Wilson of Powburn placed an official Queen’s Green Canopy plaque next to the trees in the paddock at Crawley Dene (at the South exit from Powburn). The trees were planted by the Hedgeley Parish Council to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The following morning (Thursday 27 April 2023) the plaque had disappeared.

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