Portumna Park, Ireland.

A sample of nature from Portumna Forest Park, Co. Galway, Ireland (photos: Sean Fagan) www.pioneerbushcraft.org
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The lovely pale petals of the round-leaved wintergreen. Edible and medicinal (was used for muscular issues such as back ache) - a real marshland inhabitant and late flowering plant of Ireland (photo: Sean Fagan).

The lovely pale petals of the round-leaved wintergreen. Edible and medicinal (was used for muscular issues such as back ache) - a real marshland inhabitant and late flowering plant of Ireland (photo: Sean Fagan).

Crab spider upon the petals of a harebell (photo: Sean Fagan).

Crab spider on petals of harebell (photo: Sean Fagan).

About to cut a long, willow branch to the correct length for a walking staff, Portumna Forest Park (Photo: Sean Fagan).

About to cut a long, willow branch to the correct length for a walking staff, Portumna Forest Park (Photo: Sean Fagan).

An unusually old and large apple tree. Can you spot the lunatic in the tree? Clue: its me!

An unusually old and large apple tree. Can you spot the lunatic in the tree? Clue: its me!

Evening time, overlooking the lovely Lough Derg.

Evening time, overlooking the lovely Lough Derg.

The rich, warm hues of a polypore, bracket fungus on ash tree (photo: Sean Fagan)

The rich, warm hues of a polypore, bracket fungus on ash tree (photo: Sean Fagan)

Cluster of water mint flowers (photo: Sean Fagan)

Cluster of water mint flowers (photo: Sean Fagan)

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