The Web, Salad and Spiders

Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole

Is this The Web ? Is this The Web ?

Garlic Mustard is now out in full force and reading up some detail, it has medicinal uses and can be used in salads. However be careful, some grow along roadsides and footpaths, not recommended to pick from these areas, dogs and car exhausts !!!

I read some where that you could buy mustard garlic leaves for salads from a delicatessen in the London area, the price was exorbitant !

Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard

Wild Garlic - Ransoms Wild Garlic – Ransoms

Wild Garlic or Ransoms can also be used in salads and for flavouring. It’s a plant of damp woodlands an can often be found where bluebells grow.

Agalanatea Redii Agalanatea Redii

Agalenatea Redii Agalenatea Redii

Xysticus .. Crab Spider Xysticus .. Crab Spider

Plenty of spiders about with more to come. Trying to identify spiders is quite difficult, I have the only two realistically useful books, the Collins one and  a Country Life magazine produced book…

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About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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