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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.4 April 1996

Slime Moulds – Stranger than Fiction

By - Alan Feest

It is not true that to see the more remarkable organisms of this world one must travel to tropical regions. One autumn, I was walking through a wood near Bristol when I came to what appeared to be a bucket of whitewash thrown over a large tree stump. Closer inspection revealed that the object was about 2m across, slimy and had a surface texture rather like that of a cauliflower. The whole object must have weighed several kilograms.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist