British Wildlife 33.1 October 2021

Scribbling in the margins

“It was from here that he organised ‘herbarising’ trips for apprentices from the Society of Apothecaries. The most ambitious and eventful was a trip to Kent in July 1629, eventually published as Descriptio itineris plantarum… in agrum cantianum. It was a rumbustious and far from sober adventure, and Johnson’s account is a good candidate for the pioneer text of ‘edgelands’ nature-writing.”

Roundheads and verdigris agarics – identification of British Stropharia species Wildlife reports
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