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The Caminel Chestnuts

By Brian Cave - Sunday, June 24, 2012

In the Département of the Lot on the northern edge of the Commune of Fajoles near the village of Masclat there is an ancient orchard of   Chestnut trees.    Most  have… Read more…

The Mysterious Fire Salamander

By Brian Cave - Monday, March 26, 2012

// This is a Fire Salamander, a remarkable beast surrounded in myths and whose activity is a mystery to most.  Most commonly they are seen dead, squashed flat on the… Read more…

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With a life's experience of teaching field studies in the Forest of Dean, Brian Cave explores the ecology of rural France. More Info

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