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Spring has sprung and the days are getting longer and warmer. Join Fred Rumsey, Botanist at the Natural History Museum as he goes in search of wildlife on a spring walk at Warley Place Nature Reserve.
To discover what species of mushroom Fred found visit: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/mystery-mushroom
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Join Museum botanist Fred Rumsey as he searches for wildflowers that go to extreme lengths to lure pollinating insects. He finds the bee orchid, Ophrys apifera, and its close relative the late spider orchid, Ophrys fuciflora.
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Summer has arrived and what better time of year to get out and explore the best of British wildlife. Join Fred Rumsey, Botanist at the Natural History Museum, as he goes on a coastal walk in search of plants living in extreme conditions at West Wittering Beach, West Sussex.
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The spectacular colours displayed on trees and hedgerows makes autumn one of the most rewarding times to take a woodland walk. Join Natural History Museum botanist Fred Rumsey as he explores London's Hampstead Heath, and find out how the natural world prepares for the arrival of winter.
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Just metres from some of Britain's busiest roads, micro-forests of fungi sprout from the undergrowth. Museum mycologist Mark Spencer pinpoints some striking examples he spotted in central London and explains their vital ecological role.
Autumn is the best time to look for fungi, as it's when most produce their visible fruiting body. But more than 12,000 species live around the UK and plenty of them fruit in other seasons.
Important: Some fungi are extremely poisonous. If you are thinking about eating fungi, you need to be absolutely sure they are safe.
'Make sure you get expert advice,' advises Mark, 'and join a local group of forayers to build up your experience.'
Find out more about UK wildlife: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/uk-biodiversity