Fruitless search for the long-leaved sundew: Country diary, 26 October 1970

26 October 1970 It is not, perhaps, a sensible time of year to look for the red sundew as red and gold are now the dominant colours in the bog

KESWICK: I wonder if most people realise how many hours one can spend in the countryside and see little, how many miles walk and only find expected things? Yesterday was, for me, mostly a day of expected things. There has been a kingfisher on Derwentwater lately but I have not seen it, nor have I seen the immature golden eagle rumour offers and yesterday – though I hunted carefully – I could not find the long-leafed sundew in the Borrowdale bog where it used to grow.

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